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Employee or Independent Contractor?

Jan 25, 2016 by David T. Andrews

Having independent contractors instead of employees significantly reduces your labor costs – no employer-side taxes, fringe benefits or overtime to worry about.  However, this incentive to...

OSHA Says Employee Fainting at the Sight of Blood from a Work-Related Injury is Recordable

Jan 21, 2016 by

Fainting at the sight of your own blood can’t be a recordable OSHA event, can it?  OSHA recently ruled that it can be.   The employee was working when he scratched his finger, causing a...

New Year's Resolutions

Dec 14, 2015 by Jill C. McQueen

There have been a number of newsworthy changes to the legal landscape in 2015, and now is the time to make sure your policies are in full compliance with all the new rules and court...

Department of Labor Suggests When to Expect Final Overtime Rules

Dec 14, 2015 by

Nearly two years ago, President Obama issued a memorandum directing the United States Department of Labor to update the regulations pertaining to the “white collar”, or executive,...

Court Holds Requiring Claimant to Obtain Employer Consent to Dismiss Complaint is Unconstitutional

Dec 14, 2015 by

A recent decision from the Eighth District Court of Appeals may allow injured workers to dismiss employer appeals of Industrial Commission decisions, possibly prolonging court proceedings,...

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