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Jun 01, 2018

The Privatization of the Justice System – The Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis Opinion Impact on Workplace Protections

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Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. The Privatization of the Justice System – The Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis Opinion Impact on Workplace Protections "The privatization of the justice system" - those are the words Cornell University labor law professor, Angela Cornell, used to describe the Supreme Court’s recent [...]

Jan 23, 2018

Do I need to buy workers’ compensation insurance in North Carolina?

By |January 23rd, 2018|employment, Injuries, injury, Insurance, insurance carriers, Uncategorized, Workers' Comp' Basics, workers' compensastion, workers' law, workers'compensation law, workplace accidents|Comments Off on Do I need to buy workers’ compensation insurance in North Carolina?

Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson, attorney at the Jernigan Law Firm. Do I need to buy workers' compensation insurance in North Carolina? Here's the general rule:  in North Carolina, if you are an employer and regularly employ three or more employees, you must have workers' compensation insurance. Seems pretty straight forward, right? For such a [...]

Jul 14, 2014

What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part III)

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In Part I and II of this series we discussed the legislative power shift in 2010 and identified four significant changes.  Here are some more legislative changes, all imposed after 2010: 5.   Even If The Claim is Denied the Employer Can Still Get An IME. Before 2010, although an employer might be able to get [...]

Jul 09, 2014

What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part II)

By |July 9th, 2014|disability benefits, employment, nc employment, nc politics, nc workers' compensation, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, workers'compensation law|0 Comments

  In 2010 after the Republican Party took complete control of the legislature for the first time since 1898, changes to the system began. As death benefits and funeral expenses were being increased, along with an increase in wage loss benefits, current injured workers' were told that new proposals would not affect their claims. True [...]