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Noticias emocionantes: nuevo nombre, Moore y McQuain

Tengo algunas noticias muy emocionantes para traerles a todos ustedes. Como estoy seguro de que sabe, Christine Jensen, mi socia desde hace mucho tiempo, se retiró a fines de octubre de 2019. El 1 de noviembre de 2019 incorporé a Martie McQuain . Martie se convirtió en miembro del Colegio de Abogados del Estado de
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Buenas noticias para los trabajadores GIG

YO normalmente no publique nada que no esté directamente relacionado con la compensación de los trabajadores. Sin embargo, creo que este es un cambio importante en la política y es una buena noticia para las personas lesionadas, pero también es una buena noticia para algunas de las personas en la economía informal.Como estoy seguro de
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Es probable que los empleadores requieran una vacuna contra el COVID-19

Sin duda, este ha sido un año extraño para todos. Nuestra oficina ha podido permanecer abierta con los empleados que vienen a trabajar porque el edificio es tan grande que podemos distanciarnos socialmente y usamos máscaras cuando estamos en áreas públicas. Sin embargo, no hemos podido tener clientes en persona y hemos hecho todas nuestras
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Covid-19 Workers’ Comp Claims Are Being Held Up or Denied

Although there are some states (and unfortunately Oregon is not one of them) that have enacted a presumption for Covid-19, most states have not.  These cases are being fought (I know that’s a big surprise) by employers and insurers with workers paying the ultimate price. Although as a society we would be saving tremendous
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WCRI Study Shows Link Between Early PT & Lower Costs for Back Pain Claims

By William Rabb Early physical therapy sessions can mean significantly improved outcomes and lower costs for injured workers with lower-back pain, says a study by the Workers' Compensation Research Institute that examined almost 26,000 claims. After controlling for a number of factors, “we conclude that for workers with lower-back pain-only injuries for which physical
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I hope that the Oregon legislature is up to the task!

Here in Oregon, the legislature has not yet had a special session to deal with Covid-19 issues.  One is coming up on June 24th, but I am told it will not be dealing with workplace issues.  That is more likely to happen sometime in late July. The presumption is very important to make sure
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Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus & The Need for Special Protection

One of the things that has become clear as we move forward in this pandemic is that healthcare workers have special problems and require additional protection. Unfortunately, nursing homes have been very hard hit with both the people working there and the people living there getting sick and dying in higher numbers than in
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Workers’ Compensation Law & Applying it in the Pandemic

As the world continues to try to cope with the pandemic, frontline workers are certainly having more difficulty with infections.  As I posted about recently, Oregon has not taken any steps to deal with the folks who are on the frontlines.  The short story is it is difficult to prove one of these cases
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