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Ouch!: Live-in New York Domestic Worker’s Cut Finger Results in $86,000 Penalty To Employing Husband and Wife

In Matter of Castillo v Brown, 2017 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 4839 (June 15, 2017), a New York appellate court affirmed the imposition of an $86,000 penalty against a husband and wife who employed a live-in domestic to perform housekeeping and … Continue reading

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Under DC Comp Act, Emailing Order to Employer Does Not Start 10-Day Period for Payment Without Penalty

Virtually all workers’ compensation acts impose a penalty for late payment of benefits. For example, D.C. Code § 32–1515(f) provides for a 20 percent penalty if any compensation is not paid within 10 days “after it becomes due.” The D.C. … Continue reading

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Compromise and Settlement: May An Employer Include a Penalty Clause to Ward Off Further Vexatious Claims?

Each year I read–or at least scan–more than 1,500 workers’ compensation cases that make the appellate reporter system around the nation. As large as that number sounds, it’s really fewer than five per day. And yet, as we all know, … Continue reading

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