A New Jersey state court of appeals ruled in January that an employer is obligated to pay for medical marijuana when the prescription is treating a job-related injury. The ruling in Hager v. M&K Construction is the first time a NJ court required an employer to compensate a worker for legal weed used to treat […]
Debate around providing gig workers who work for companies like Amazon, Uber, Lyft, and GrubHub with workers’ compensation and other benefits is intensifying across the country. Proponents, including some gig economy companies like NJ-based Postmates, argue that the long-term viability of the new labor model and its potential benefits will only happen if industry, organized […]
A state appeals court in Arkansas decided that a Walmart stocker’s gastrointestinal injuries, which led to further medical issues, were unrelated to his work and thus were not compensable under state workers’ compensation law. Fred Nolen worked as a night stocker for Walmart. Nolen’s workload was unusually heavy during a shift in June of 2018, […]
States are expanding workers’ compensation coverage for COVID-19
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