From the Archive: Icy weather, the “zone of employment” and workers’ compensation

Very disagreeable seems to have arrived early this December 2018, so I have decided to republish this post from last January. Take heed on how to handle slips and falls by employees. It is winter time in the Northern Hemisphere. As a result snow and ice has fallen making areas treacherous for travel, especially for …

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Just because it is workers' comp doesn’t mean it is not covered by the ADA

When an employee has to leave work due to a work-related injury it causes difficulties for many people, especially if it is a disabling injury. That disability status throws the situation into a different category. It is no longer just a worker’s comp issue it is also now a potential Americans with Disabilities issue. This …

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Making you a better professional: Four great reads in HR

Today I am letting you know about four great posts from other writers. These posts will educated and inform you. They did me. Maybe we are offering something we don’t have to First up is Robin Shea. She wrote about a study that shows that flexibility in a work schedule may not be as important …

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Being Mauled by a Bear While “High” Does Not Eliminate Workers’ Comp

This one goes under the label of “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!” It is not often that being mauled by a bear appears on a Workers’ Comp statement, let alone when the report also says the employee was under the influence of marijuana. Here is the story. It seems that in Montana there is …

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