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Legal

MN Supreme Court addresses workers’ compensation case

The Minnesota Supreme Court addressed the rights of intervenors in workers’ compensation proceedings in the August 12, 2020, decision of Koehnen v. Flagship Marine Company and Auto Owners Insurance Company.

A legal perspective on injuries while working from home

It can be challenging to determine whether an employee’s injury is considered work related, even in the typical work environment. Working from home can present unique workers’ compensation issues due to the inevitable mix of work-related and personal activities.

Retirement presumption can affect workers’ comp benefits

Most Minnesota workers retire at 67, but employers may have to continue permanent total disability benefits if an employee continues working past the expected age.

Information for employers: Injuries while working from home

With more employees working from home due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, many policyholders have turned to SFM for answers on liability questions concerning the home office. 

Cumulative injury coverage under workers' compensation

Some work injuries don’t occur at a specific time, but rather they are the result of a degenerative process that takes place over months or years.

Even unpaid interns may be eligible for workers’ comp

If your organization offers internships, be aware that even unpaid interns could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

What employers should know about marijuana safety and impairment policies

An employer's legal marijuana safety and impairment policy options may depend on the level of operations the company has with the federal government.

Are employees compensated when injured while violating company rules?

Employers are can be frustrated to learn that employees injured while violating company safety rules can still receive workers’ compensation benefits in some cases.

Tips for a smooth premium audit

Read our premium audit tips to make sure yours goes smoothly, and understand why your annual workers' compensation premium audit is so important.

Are employee injuries at parties and wellness events eligible for workers' comp benefits?

Typically, an injury sustained in an activity that is truly voluntary is not compensable. But if the employee is encouraged or required to participate, or the company benefits from the participation in some way, it could be.

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