New Iowa Workers’ Compensation Deputy Commissioner Joining Workers’ Compensation Commission

Recently, attorney Ben Humphrey has been retained by the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Cortese as a new deputy workers’ compensation commissioner. Deputy Humphrey will be filling a vacancy that has been left open since 2017 when Deputies Walshire and McElderry retired. We welcome Deputy Humphrey to the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commission. For questions regarding Iowa […]

Nebraska Supreme Court Addresses “Nonresident Employers” Jurisdictional Question in Hassan v. Trident Seafoods, 302 Neb. 44 (2019)

Recently, in the case of Hassan v. Trident Seafoods, the Nebraska Supreme Court affirmed dismissal of an injured employee’s petition on the basis that the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court had no jurisdiction over the “nonresident” employer who did not “perform work” in Nebraska. In Nebraska, employers subject to the Nebraska’ Workers’ Compensation Act under § […]

2019 Changes in Nebraska Mileage Reimbursement Rate and Amendments to Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court Rules including Fee Schedule

Recently, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court adopted new mileage reimbursement rates.  Effective January 1, 2019 the mileage rate will become $.58 per mile to travel to seek medical treatment or while participating in a vocational rehabilitation plan. Further, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court recently adopted various rule changes.  These rule changes affect fee schedules, information […]
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