Workplace Lawyers Blog

Cyber-attacks are a growing threat for the workers’ compensation industry. The potential for blackmail in workers’ comp is ripe for attacks due to sensitive information held about individuals. Third party administrators, hospitals, corporations, law firms, and compensation insurers may all hold this type of information, which if gained access to, can lead to identity theft.1 […]

Schools and universities are mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for students. 71% of students regard colleges as having a right to mandate coronavirus vaccinations, while 29% do not support vaccination requirements or are not sure.[1] What kind of implications do mandatory vaccinations have for student bodies? Are there exceptions to getting vaccinated? Schools have been mandating vaccinations […]

Compensation for COVID-19

In this blog, we examine a case study and an example of why it is difficult to win a workers’ compensation claim based off contracting COVID-19. The fact is, the burden of proof that one contracted COVID-19 at work, and not elsewhere, is not easy to pass. In Texas, where no presumption of eligibility exists, […]

Poor Treatment of Amazon Workers

Success at what Expense? Amazon fulfillment centers have experienced increase demand for its goods since the novel coronavirus has kept many people at home. More people have been shopping online in a bid to stock up on certain items, and to avoid the check-out line at the grocery. Amazon workers have walked off the job […]

Essential Workers at Walmart Underhanded

Workers and industry professionals have fought hard during the COVID-19 pandemic to support their families and livelihoods. We have a lot to be thankful for in terms of essential workers. They have kept grocery stores stocked, manned the cash registers, and kept distribution centers moving. They have also provided health care and medical services to […]

Rise in Virtual Communication Videoconference services such as Zoom, Cisco Webex, and Google Meet have become almost ubiquitous. According to their blog post, Zoom’s daily users have jumped from 10 million daily users in December 2019 to 300 million daily users in April 2020.[1] The demand for remote communication such as video calls is driving […]

Mental Health Among Law Enforcement

Police Actions Scrutinized Police officers have arguably one of the most difficult jobs out there. Witnessing death, crisis after crisis and violent crime can put a toll on the mind, and the body. Recent events involving police mistakably pulling the trigger or using excessive force when dealing with a person has put the limelight on […]

Employment-At-Will Workers’ compensation is meant to fit the needs of employers as well as employees. It is meant to reduce risk that would otherwise be inherent in the employer-employee relationship. For the worker, they want assurances that they will be able to support themselves financially if something work-related happens to them. For the employer, it […]

In Search of a Better Life In March, almost 19,000 migrant children, coming without parents or guardians, were processed at the southern border, the most ever in a given month.[1] That is about 633 children per day. Some of the most glaring news showing up at our TV screens each day concerns this. Migrant children, […]

Older Workers Retiring Later Workers’ compensation costs are statistically higher for older workers than younger workers. One dataset provides numbers about workers’ comp payments averaging $8,000 for the youngest workers and over $20,000 for workers above age 65 when they concern seven or more days of lost time.[1] More people are continuing to work past […]

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