Monthly Archives: February 2014

Does My Injury Have to be at Work to be Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Worker’s compensation laws were established to protect employees who are injured on the job. The Office of Workers’ Compensation is a federal agency that has rules and guidelines covering federal employees under workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation follows a rule of strict liability, which means that it is not necessary to prove that your employer is […]

Does My Injury Have to be at Work to be Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Worker’s compensation laws were established to protect employees who are injured on the job. The Office of Workers’ Compensation is a federal agency that has rules and guidelines covering federal employees under workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation follows a rule of strict liability, which means that it is not necessary to prove that your employer is […]

Types of Compensable Injuries Under Workers’ Compensation

Defining “injury” under the Florida workers’ compensation laws is not as straightforward as you might think. When most people think of on-the-job injuries, they imagine the results of trauma or accidents — for example, injuring your shoulder or head when falling boxes strike you. However, many other types of injuries may qualify for workers’ compensation.  […]

When Is an Injury Within the Course of Employment?

The workers’ compensation system is designed to provide workers with medical care and monetary compensation for lost wages when they are injured on the job. They may collect regardless of fault, as long as the injury occurred within the course of employment. In most cases, this requirement is fairly straightforward and can easily be proven. […]

Lawmakers Seek to Protect Social Media Passwords from Employers

Employers generally scan publicly available information on social media websites to prescreen employment candidates. Some employers may even request access to password-protected information as a way to further screen candidates. Until recently, many states have not had laws protecting workers who have been denied employment opportunities when they refused to grant access to personal account […]

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