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Oregon: Traveling Employee’s Death While Returning From Shopping Trip Was Not Compensable

A person in the status of a traveling employee is continuously within the course and scope of the employment while traveling, except when the person is engaged in a distinct departure on a personal errand, held the Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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Cautionary Tale: Retaliatory Discharge Statute May Not Protect Employee if Original Comp Claim Was Filed in Another State

A recent federal district court decision from Oregon, Kwiecinski v. Medi-Tech International Corp., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72453 (D. Or., June 3, 2016), provides an important practice point not only for attorneys in the Beaver State, but for practitioners across … Continue reading

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Oregon Court Says Walking to Post Office Isn’t “Recreational” Just Because Employee Enjoyed the Activity

That an office worker enjoyed walking did not transform her trip to the post office during the workday into recreational activity, held an Oregon appellate court recently in Sedgwick Claims Mgmt. Servs. v. Norwood, 2015 Ore. App. LEXIS 1625 (Dec. … Continue reading

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Oregon Home Health Care Worker’s Employment Is Broader Than Approved Task List

Like a number of other states, Oregon has a program through which its Department of Human Services provides home health care services to qualifying clients (state citizens), at state expense. Generally, once a client qualifies, a case manager prepares a … Continue reading

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Oregon Court Affirms Denial of Claim Due to Claimant’s Failure to Cooperate

On Wednesday, an Oregon appellate court affirmed the denial of an injured worker’s claim for workers’ compensation benefits on the grounds that she had, without an appropriate reason, failed to cooperate with the claims process, as required under ORS 656.262(15) … Continue reading

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Oregon: AWW Must Include “Subsistence Allowance” and Travel Pay for California Brick Mason

An Oregon appellate court recently affirmed a decision by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that concluded claimant’s subsistence and travel pay were “wages” for purposes of determining claimant’s TTD benefits under ORS 656.210(1) [SAIF Corp. v. Sparks, 2013 Ore. App. … Continue reading

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Oregon: Police Lieutenant’s Injuries During Coffee Break Are Compensable

On Wednesday, the Court of Appeals of Oregon, in McDermed v. City of Eugene, 2012 Ore. App. LEXIS 796 (June 27, 2012), affirmed an award of workers’ compensation benefits to a police lieutenant who sustained injuries when she was struck … Continue reading

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