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Robert Wilson is President & CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, and "From Bob's Cluttered Desk" comes his (often incoherent) thoughts, ramblings, observations and rants - often on workers' comp or employment issues, but occasionally not.

Bob has a couple unique personality characteristics. He firmly believes that everyone has the right to his (Bob's) opinion, and while he may not always be right, he is never in doubt. Enter at your own risk, and like all of our blog areas, we encourage you to read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page.

We're not responsible for this guy.....

Bob is an accomplished speaker for the workers' compensation industry. He is available for conferences, corporate events, children's birthday parties and Bar Mitzvahs. You may access his Speakers Brief here.

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Notes From Florida Workers' Compensation Summit (National Conversation) Released

I will be the first to tell you that those of us engaged in coordinating the Workers’ Compensation Summit have been completely overwhelmed the past ...

New Reports in October: Are the Feds Positioning to Oversee Workers’ Comp?

There has been a lot of speculation in our industry about the Federal Government's appetite for intervening in the world of workers’ compensation. While most ...

Hypocrisy Alert - Union Fights Unionization of Union Organizers

I love a good conundrum, especially when it highlights sheer hypocrisy. Most people are aware of the ongoing protests this past year regarding the “Fight ...

When Health Insurance Gives You the Florida Blues

I’ve been dealing with an issue this past couple weeks here in Florida that might just give a small taste of the frustration an injured ...

Opt Out Decision Raises More Questions

As we reported yesterday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court declared the Opt Out system in that state unconstitutional. In the 7-2 decision the justices found that ...

Respect Diversity, Celebrate Commonality

Recently, I ran into an insurance professional at a conference. Our discussion turned to the National Conversation and this professional's criticism of the 2016 Workers’ Compensation ...

Oregon Court of Appeals Reverses Rocklin Removal from Plotkin Suit

The Oregon Court of Appeals today issued an order reversing and remanding a lower court decision that removed former SAIF CEO Brenda Rocklin as a ...

The NWCDN Road Show Hits Chicago and I Won’t Miss It This Year

Admittedly, saying that you are headed to Chicago to spend two days with lawyers from up to 47 states doesn’t sound like a rockin’ good ...

Social Media, an Anniversary and Reflections

Later this month, September 27th, will mark the completion of 17 years as CEO of WorkersCompensation.com. I had not given it much thought, but starting ...

On A Much Needed Break This Week

Bob Wilson concluded his Keynote address to the Maine Workers' Compensation Summit today. Tomorrow he speaks as part of the Summit "Think Tank" Closing Session. ...

Audio File - Building A Better Workers' Comp System; A DePaolo Tribute to the Judicial College

I was asked to speak this past Tuesday to the Judicial College at WCI in Orlando. The college is an educational program produced by the ...

A Whirlwind Conversation in Orlando

It’s Tuesday afternoon, and as I sit in the Tampa airport waiting for my flight to Bozeman, Montana, I finally have a few minutes to ...

We've Never Been More Connected, and We've Never Been More Alone

There is a television show on the CW Network called “Supernatural”, that is currently entering its eleventh season. The show features the adventures of two ...

Bob's Top Ten Signs You Should Not Take This Job

Finding a job today can be a real challenge. And finding the right fitting job may be downright impossible. Lucky for you, there are people ...

A Corporate Jester Looking for His Blind Spots

Last November I was scheduled to moderate a panel at SAWCA’s All Committee Conference at Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. It was ...

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