Human Resources News & Insights

Meet 2 nominees for Worst Manager of the Year

You may have dealt with pranksters in the past, but you’ve probably never dealt with what these two managers made their employees endure. 

The next costly HR headache: Workers’ comp to double

It never ends. You’re already trying to comply with Obamacare. Then, you’ll have to deal with the DOL’s new overtime exemption rule changes. What’s next? 

Yes, kickball injury can result in workers’ comp benefits

In a not-so-surprising development (at least to those paying workers’ comp insurance premiums), the field of “things employees can’t collect workers’ comp for” continues to shrink. 

Prior misconduct scuttles her workers’ comp claim

Can workers’ compensation benefits be denied to an injured-on-the-job worker if it was found that she committed workplace misconduct?  

Drunk employee hurts himself at work: Should he get benefits?

Here’s the scenario: An employee — while on the job — drinks a small bottle of whiskey and more than half a fifth of vodka. Then he’s injured in a fall at the worksite. Should he collect benefits? 

Warning: New technology makes it easier to uncover workers’ comp violations

How easy is it to spot a company failing to fund workers’ comp benefits? It can’t be too hard if just eight inspectors in Georgia were able to uncover 538 businesses without comp insurance in just three months. What’s changed?

Riding a workers’ comp claim – straight to jail!

Horseback riding and total disability benefits just don’t mix.

‘Real Housewife’ is actually workers’ comp cheat

A Laguna Hills, CA, contractor and his wife/wannabe TV celebrity are living proof that you shouldn’t mess with the workers’ compensation system.

Not disabled, just dumb: 5 idiotic workers’ comp cheats

It never ceases to amaze us how dumb some people can be. But these five workers’ comp cheats definitely take the cake.

Potential benefits for CA caregivers: Workers’ comp, OT

A new Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, dubbed by critics as “The Babysitter’s Bill,” was just passed by the California State Assembly and would provide many workers with benefits they haven’t seen before.