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Legal

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Injuries while entering and leaving the workplace: A primer

State law requires that employers provide safe, well-maintained and accessible routes for employees to and from their parked vehicles into their place of work.

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Police officer’s mental injury might have been compensable under amended Minnesota workers’ compensation law

Minnesota law previously did not allow workers' compensation benefits for mental injuries unless they caused or were accompanied by physical injuries.

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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.

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First ‘GINA’ lawsuit settled by EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled the first lawsuit it had filed under the federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

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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.

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Summer can increase schools' workers' comp exposure

At schools, the summer months can present high potential for workers' compensation exposure, because wage-loss benefits can drag out longer than they would otherwise.

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Minnesota workers’ compensation law sees significant changes

Minnesota’s workers’ compensation law underwent its most substantive change since 1992 during the 2013 legislative session.

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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.

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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.

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