As many as one million more workers will soon be eligible for overtime pay, under a rule being considered by the Trump Administration. The rule change by the Department of Labor would raise the wage threshold for workers to be paid overtime, an increase that all sides agree is long overdue. Still, the new rule … Continue reading One Million More Workers Will Soon Get Overtime Pay
In Florida Workers’ Compensation Reform, a Swing and a Miss?
On a conference panel almost 3 years ago, after the Castellanos decision that found Florida's plaintiff attorney fee caps unconstitutional, I predicted that the state legislature would respond with quiet deportment, waiting several years doing nothing until the pain became unbearable and then would do something colossally stupid. That prediction wasn't entirely accurate. The pain, as … Continue reading In Florida Workers’ Compensation Reform, a Swing and a Miss?
Workers’ comp benefits rejected for at-home fall
Nearly three years after a woman tripped over her dog while working at home, a state appeals court has ruled that she is not entitled to workers’ compensation insurance benefits for injuries she suffered. The decision by the full 1st District Court of Appeal drew fierce dissents from two judges in a debate about links … Continue reading Workers’ comp benefits rejected for at-home fall