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A cautionary note to all employers: be sure to pay your workers' compensation premiums

USA - April 18 2012 A judge in Cuyahoga County, Ohio recently ordered Gray Container, a 55-gallon drum manufacturer, to discontinue its operations for repeatedly refusing to maintain workers' compensation coverage.

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation begins accepting applications for Workplace Wellness Grant Program

USA - February 15 2012 The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is now accepting applications for its new Workplace Wellness Grant Program.

Supreme Court of United States recognizes “ministerial exception” to workplace discrimination laws

USA - January 20 2012 In a decision released on January 11, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously that a “called” teacher is a “minister” covered by the ministerial exception, grounded in Religion Clauses of the First Amendment, and that the ministerial exception operated as an affirmative defense, not a jurisdictional bar, to employment discrimination claims against a religious employer.

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rules that Medicare is entitled to complete reimbursement of any conditional payments

USA - December 27 2011 In a recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the court ruled that the Center for Medicare Services (CMS or Medicare) is entitled to the complete reimbursement of any conditional payment regardless of the negligence attributed to a tortfeasor.

Superior Court of Pennsylvania holds that dual persona doctrine did not constitute a valid exception to exclusivity provision of Workers’ Compensation Act

USA - December 6 2011 In Soto v Nabisco, Inc., et al., 2011 WL 5831369 (Pa.Super.), 2011 PA Super 249, released on November 21, 2011, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania upheld the decision of the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County which dismissed Roque Soto’s third-party liability claim based upon the employer statutory immunity under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA).