A recent column, Dead Men Tell No Tales, detailed the findings of Florida's First District Court of Appeal regarding 73 Engle-Related Cases. It was an outcome, dismissal, which the plaintiffs in ... Read More
There are about 29 million diabetics in America, many of whom are working. Their diabetes, a complex, risk-laden co-morbidity, can turn a simple injury into a career-ending event. Here we have three tales ... Read More
Can a party to a Florida worker's compensation case file something with the Judge and not disclose the contents of that document? There are a couple of valid points to be discussed on this general topic.
It ... Read More
It occurred to me recently that the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims has had a significant number of new judicial appointments in recent years. I reflected upon that as I contemplated the ... Read More
While there’s good progress on opioids, we have to stay attentive to what progress really means. It is saving careers and lives of injured workers. We have learned that opioid prescribing for injured ... Read More
The Arkansas Court of Appeals rendered an interesting decision on March 7, 2018. The opinion caught my attention because of recent discussion about independent contractors and misclassification of workers. ... Read More
On April 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates Medicare Advantage Plan (MAP) and Medicare Part D policy changes which provides the plans “with ... Read More
The status of independent contractors is one of the fundamental dividing lines in today's economy. Independent contractors receive no benefits. There is no paid vacation, no paid sick leave, no retirement. ... Read More
Service is a subject that fortunately does not come across my desk very often. I am hopeful that this is because service is actually effectuated in the vast majority of instances. When we say "service" we ... 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 ...