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Legal

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Wisconsin law makes workers’ compensation ‘exclusive remedy’ for temp worker injuries

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law on February 28 that prevents temporary employees who sustain work injuries from suing their employers, rather than going through workers’ compensation.

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Are injuries at a work holiday party compensable?

Although in most cases injuries that occur during a work holiday party would not be compensable, there are some exceptions.

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Why you need to watch out for workplace bullies

The Workplace Bullying Institute estimates that 60.3 million U.S. workers are affected by bullying. Here are tips to prevent it in your workplace.

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Do volunteers qualify for workers' compensation?

Volunteers generally aren’t eligible for workers' compensation benefits, but there are exceptions, and state laws can differ.

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Tips for hiring temporary workers or subcontractors

Before you hire temporary employees or independent subcontractors, get answers to your questions about their safety and workers’ compensation coverage.

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What are employer liability limits?

Employer liability coverage is rarely used in most states, and makes up a very small part of the workers' compensation insurance premium.

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What Iowa’s new workers’ compensation changes mean

Iowa’s workers’ compensation system will see some significant changes on July 1, 2017, under a bill signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad in March.

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Employee misconduct can justify denial of workers’ compensation benefits under new Wisconsin law

Due to a new law, Wisconsin employees terminated for misconduct or substantial fault, are not eligible for workers’ compensation temporary disability benefits.

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Wisconsin medical board adopts opioid prescribing guidelines

The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board adopted new guidelines for prescribing opioid painkillers aimed at combating heroin use.

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Minnesota commissioner allows medical marijuana use for intractable pain

The Minnesota commissioner of health decided to allow intractable pain as a qualifying condition to use medical marijuana.

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