FACTORS FOR COMMUTATION OF COMPENSATION AWARDS REVISITED

The Iowa Court of Appeals recently affirmed a Commissioner’s ruling to grant an employee’s request to have his workers’ compensation benefits partially commuted in United Fire v. Hessenius. In Hessenius, the employer argued against commutation on the basis that the employee failed to articulate how he planned to make up the lost revenue each week […]

EMPLOYMENT LAW FORUM WEBINAR

Join Baylor Evnen’s employment attorneys for a virtual discussion of legal developments and opportunities to strengthen your workplace as we look ahead into 2021 and beyond. Vaccines at Work: Considerations for Employers Torrey Gerdes & Desiree Wills The FDA’s approval of coronavirus vaccines offers hope that 2021 may deliver a return to a more “normal” […]

MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

In recent years and months, Iowa has expanded the availability of medical marijuana and its derivative products within the State.  Iowa Code §124E.26. Marijuana is still illegal in Iowa and the State still has very strict rules regarding how the substance can be used for medical treatment. Regardless, the trend in the State has been […]

COVID-19: IOWA COMMISSIONER JOSEPH CORTESE POSTPONES IN-PERSON HEARINGS UNTIL JUNE 18, 2021

On February 2, 2021, the Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Joseph Cortese extended the postponement of in-person hearings by the Commission from March 19, 2021, to June 18, 2021. For those of our avid followers who are keeping track, this is the sixth continuation of the suspension of in-person hearings since March 13, 2020, when the pandemic […]
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