Workers' Compensation in the Proposed UPS-Teamsters Agreement
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by WorkcompLawProf
7M ago
I was very surprised during the pandemic at how little some unions knew about workers' compensation. I'll be keeping a close look during this period of union agitation to see what is happening in collective bargaining agreements relating to workers ..read more
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Gig Economy Bigger Than Thought and Growing
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by WorkcompLawProf
7M ago
For several years I have been voicing my suspicions that the Gig economy was bigger than was being admitted. A new-ish study from Upjohn Institute persuades me that my instincts have not been failing me: We find that, upon probing ..read more
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My Review of Stephanie Bornstein's Article, "Confronting the Racial Pay Gap"
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by WorkcompLawProf
8M ago
My review of Stepanie Bornstein's Confronting the Racial Pay Gap, 75 Vand. L. Rev. 1401 (2022), has just been posted on the Jotwell (Journal of Things We Like Lots) website. For those who may not know, Jotwell publishes timely reviews ..read more
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Implications of Reshoring for Workers’ Compensation Systems?
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by WorkcompLawProf
8M ago
I’m not entirely sure what “reshoring” or “Bidenomics” mean, and I don’t think I’m alone. (See Brooke Sutherland’s Bloomberg piece of 6/30/23). According to a June 1 CNBC article, however: A new “reshoring” trend is set to upend global supply ..read more
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Sick Workers, Sick Families, Employer Immunity: California Picks a Pyrrhic Victory in Kuciemba
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by WorkcompLawProf
8M ago
Nero fiddled, and I really don’t know how white powder made its way into the White House. But I do know that the California Supreme Court just issued an opinion in Kuciemba v. Victory Woodworks that will be incredibly hurtful ..read more
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Justia's Workers' Compensation Laws: 50-State Survey
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by WorkcompLawProf
9M ago
Hat tip to my research assistant Alexa Benson for alerting me to the Justia Workers' Compensation materials (especially the 50-state comparative survey). I plan to begin aggressively exploring with my RAs this summer open source workers' compensation comparative materials. Hopefully ..read more
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On the Workers’ Compensation Quid Pro Quo and the Racial Wage Gap
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by WorkcompLawProf
10M ago
Some obvious things take their time to hit me in just the right way that I take notice. I spend a lot of time thinking and writing about what I perceive as the inherent unfairness for all workers embedded in ..read more
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Wefel Center Conference: Fifty Years After 'Inadequate and Inequitable'
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by WorkcompLawProf
1y ago
We will be having a conference at the Saint Louis University School of Law on workers' compensation on Tuesday, October 11: In 1970, Congress noted in its prelude to enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act that “serious questions ..read more
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Tyson Losing Defense Production Act Covid Cases As Predicted
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by WorkcompLawProf
1y ago
As we predicted here, the Defense Production Act defenses in the worker death cases by Tyson went nowhere. From Bruce Rolfsen at Bloomberg: A Trump administration executive order doesn’t protect Tyson Foods Inc. from workers’ Covid-19 death and injury liability ..read more
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U.S. v. Washington #2 - Post on the Oral Argument
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by WorkcompLawProf
2y ago
I have posted a recap of the Hanford oral argument on the SCOTUS blog. It might not be easy to get to the merits of United States v. Washington. A funny thing happened on the way to oral argument: The ..read more
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