201411.25
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Accept Your Heightened Responsibility, Change the System from Within

The internet has been abuzz with comments–some of them quite hateful–since the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown. As a lawyer who has many times seen the mainstream news media report only the aspects of the stories than sensationalize them and…

201409.08
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Employers Unlikely to Avoid Liability But Can Mitigate Damages

A 46-year-old mechanic allegedly reinjured a shoulder he had previously and chronically dislocated after injuries unrelated to his current job. After the unwitnessed accident (with a bizarre and illogical history), he was taken by ambulance from his work location to a nearby hospital. When he arrived, he reported that his shoulder had relocated by itself….

201406.18
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Complete Mandatory WC Forms as if They Were Job Applications

I have been in and around the workers’ compensation (“WC”) system since 1992, when I was in Kentucky and working as an Employee Relations Representative/Human Resources Supervisor at United Parcel Service. I was fortunate to have worked in “the tightest ship in the shipping business” before it became publicly-traded and when I could say with…