May 23, 2013

Feds To Ban Truckers From Using (Hand-Held) Cell Phones

By |May 23rd, 2013|Business Travel, Cell phones, Driving, Independent Contractor, Safety Rules, Truckers, Uncategorized, Working from Car|0 Comments

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Today's post comes from guest author from Jon Gelman, LLC - Attorney at Law.The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing to restrict the use of hand-held mobile telephones, including hand-held cell phones, by drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) while operating in interstate commerce. Cell phones have become [...]

Aug 11, 2011

Employee Penalized For Not Following Safety Rules

By |August 11th, 2011|Penalties, Safety Rules, Uncategorized, Working from Car, Workplace Injury|0 Comments

In this guest post our colleague Jon L. Gelman of New Jersey highlights a worrisome recent ruling. In the state of Missouri, if an employee does not follow their employers’ safety rules and is injured, their award may be significantly reduced. He points out that this logic works in opposition of what the workers’ compensation [...]

Aug 08, 2011

Workers’ Comp Benefits Off the Work Site: Work At Home, Travel

By |August 8th, 2011|Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Working from Car, Working from Home|0 Comments

This post is the first of (hopefully) many you’ll be seeing on our blog by guest writer Tom Domer of Wisconsin. In this post, Tom notes that over 18-million people work from home today. He smartly questions the traditional criteria for whether work done from home can be applied to a workers’ compensation claim.  [...]

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