Monthly Archives: February 2015

Injured Workers Challenge Constitutionality of Oklahoma Opt Out Law

Two Injured Workers File Petition With Oklahoma Supreme Court Two Oklahoma workers who were denied benefits under Injury Benefit Plans set up by their respective employers after the effective date of the Oklahoma Employee Benefit Act, Okla. Stat. tit. 85A … Continue reading

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Workers’ Comp “Opt-Out” Bill Introduced in Tennessee Legislature

Senate Bill 721 On Wednesday, state senator Mark Green (Republican from Clarksville), introduced Senate Bill 721 to the Tennessee legislature. If enacted, many Tennessee employers would be allowed to opt-out of the state’s traditional workers’ compensation system, providing coverage with … Continue reading

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Could Employee Classification Issues Uberwhelm the Uber Business Model?

Arguments were held last week in connection with motions pending in a federal lawsuit [O’Connor v. Uber, 13–3826, U.S. District Court, N.D. Cal.- San Francisco] that could put an ugly dent into the virtual fender of Uber, the app-based transportation … Continue reading

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