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.
Last week I suggested that a simple, plain language orientation guide for injured workers could be a useful tool for both the industry and the people we serve. As part of my initial thoughts, I laid out ... Read More
Over the past year we have been slowly rolling out redesigned sections of WorkersCompensation.com, with the most recent upgraded area being our National Workers’ Compensation Event Calendar. While ... Read More
I am starting a special project, and I am asking for your help.
I attended the IAIABC Spring Forum in Atlanta for a couple days this week before slipping down to San Antonio for the last days of RIMS. My ... Read More
Sometimes you just have to shake your head. We know workers’ comp can be extremely complicated. It faces complex issues and uncertain outcomes. Sometimes benefits or treatment are denied for a good ... Read More
It is very difficult keeping up with the latest science on healthy behavior. That is largely because the science on healthy behavior never seems to agree with itself. Everywhere we turn there is news of ... Read More
I was somewhat dismayed this week to hear of the announced resignation of Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan. His scheduled departure at the end of this month is a loss for Texas, as ... Read More
When we talk about inefficient and problematic states in workers’ comp, Kentucky doesn’t normally draw a lot of attention in the conversation. In fact, when we held our series of Workers’ ... Read More
I found out this week that “unsubscribe links,” those cryptic looking tools that allow you remove yourself from an email mailing list or newsletter, are a lot like wet paint signs. If you draw ... Read More
There is a party coming to Dallas, and you won’t want to miss it. Not only will it be a lot of fun, it is for a great cause to boot. How can you not want to be part of that?
Kids’ Chance offers ... Read More
This Can't Go On Forever, Right
The ratio of wages to the cost of living is what the economist calls real wages; the desirability of having real wages as high as possible, consistent with high employment, is a social objective. Rises in ...