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.
It hurts just thinking about it. The Illinois Policy Institute recently issued a report that says the combined cost of workers’ comp for the various municipal and state systems in Illinois totals a ... Read More
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed a bill last week which has the stated intent of returning injured workers to the workplace. But, as we see with almost all workers’ comp bills nowadays, it ... Read More
It was almost to the point of amusement that I read an article Friday written by our own Angela Underwood regarding a legislative bill intended to establish an Opt Out system in Arkansas. Underwood was ... Read More
This has been a hectic few weeks here at the office. Regular visitors to the WorkersCompensation.com news area know that we launched a major redesign of the CompNewsNetwork about 3 weeks ago. The launch has ... Read More
Two prominent news items I read this week, both related to driving incidents, are potential reminders that having employees on the road can be a significant risk. They also make me hope for early adoption of ... Read More
I’ll warn you right now. This is a “suck it up buttercup” kind of post. Even more interesting, this post is of an extraordinarily rare variety; one where I actually (kind of sort of) sing ... Read More
A bill currently before the Montana Legislature presents some interesting ethical challenges. Senate Bill 116 could make injured employees ineligible for workers’ comp benefits if they knowingly ... Read More
I know two things for certain. 1) Workers’ comp just can’t fix stupid, and 2) I am really beginning to like the Waffle House. The 24-hour southern coffee shop chain has long been a staple for ... Read More
Labor Force Trends At the 2018 WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference, Dr. Erica Groshen, former Commissioner of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics discussed labor market conditions.
The United States has added 9.8 ...