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Legal

Minnesota Supreme Court maintains status quo for PTSD claims

The Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed that an employee’s post-traumatic stress disorder was a non-compensable mental injury under the law in effect at the time of injury.

Minnesota Supreme Court reverses appeals court's Dykhoff decision

The 2013 Dykhoff decision provides insight into what it means for an injury to “arise out of” employment, making it eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

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.

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.

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).

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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