Category Archive: News

Jun 09

Is Commute Time Ever Compensable?

A New York salesman worked for a tool maker for 9 months. His supervisors criticized his performance, and he criticized their overtime practices. He sued, charging that because he performed some work tasks at home before leaving for work and after returning home, his commute time should have been compensated. He also claimed he was …

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Jun 06

Cops Say Teen Cyclist Killed Was Riding Against The Light

Police say that a Brooklyn teen who was fatally hit by a car last night was biking against the light. According to authorities, 16-year-old Aileen Chen allegedly wasn’t wearing a helmet, but was wearing headphones, when she was struck by a 26-year-old BMW driver at 62nd Street and 21st Avenue around 6 p.m. “There was …

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Jun 06

Court rules parking lot is a highway

ALBANY, N.Y. — When is a village parking lot a highway? When New York’s highest court says so. A Court of Appeals ruling Thursday means Margaret Groninger can’t sue Mamaroneck for her slip and fall on ice in its parking lot. The village says it neither received prior notice about that icy defect nor caused …

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Jun 02

Swallowing chicken bone is related to tailor’s employment

In New York, if an employee is injured while engaged in a work-related conversation with his manager, he is likely to establish the requisite nexus between his work and the injury to trigger coverage. Case name: My Suit Made To Measure, 111 NYWCLR 53 (N.Y W.C.B., Full Board 2011). Ruling: Upon mandatory review, the New …

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Jun 02

As More Workers Go Mobile, Workers’ Compensation Exposure Grows

Employers who supply their employees with company cell phones, laptops, BlackBerries, iPads and other portable devices could be in for a surprise if an employee is injured while using the device when off-site or off the clock. Insurance claims professionals say claims made by workers injured while doing things where the relation to their employment …

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Jun 01

Preparing To Prevent Drowning’s And Water Related Injuries

Memorial Day unofficially kicks off the Summer, and swimming is undeniably refreshing, but it can also be dangerous. The Kings Pointe Waterpark opens this weekend, and management expects roughly 3,000 people to go down their slides. To get ready, the staff held an intense training session to prepare for the worst… “It was basically like …

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Jun 01

Radogno Says Workers Comp Bill Is a Start

After months of negotiations, Senate lawmakers advanced workers’ compensation reform that state Sen. Christine Radogno (R-41st) said will lower costs for Illinois’ employers and improve the state’s job climate. Radogno said that House Bill 1698 seeks to lower the state’s workers’ compensation costs and tighten the current system, which she said has become associated with …

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Jun 01

Ike Davis Injury: First Baseman To Keep Boot On For Three More Weeks

Read More: David Wright (3B – NYM), Ike Davis (1B – NYM), New York Mets New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis injured his left ankle on May 10 after colliding with David Wright on an infield pop-up. Obviously, the Mets wanted their slugging first baseman back as soon as possible, and there were indications …

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May 31

Discriminating against Non-Citizens

A review of state and federal laws finds it is illegal for employers to discriminate based on a worker’s citizenship — and there is probably no difference whether the worker is legally or illegally in the United States. Question: Is there any reason why a state antidiscrimination law would not apply to a non-U.S. citizen? …

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May 31

Careful Giants Still Break Porcelain Doll

By Mike Silva ~ May 31st, 2011. Filed under: Mike Silva, Outside the Apple. I am not surprised that I received some negative feedback from Giants loyalist after I said the injury to Buster Posey doesn’t deserve a rules change regarding home plate collisions. One area that has been glazed over is the fact that …

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