COVID-19: IOWA COMMISSIONER JOSEPH CORTESE POSTPONES IN-PERSON HEARINGS UNTIL January 28, 2022

On September 15, 2021, Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Joseph Cortese extended the postponement of in-person hearings by the commission from October 29, 2021 to January 28, 2022. This is the same order that has been in effect in Iowa since March 16, 2020. As part of the order, all in-person hearings scheduled to take place between […]

NEBRASKA SUPREME COURT SET TO DECIDE IF AN EMPLOYER MUST BUILD AN ACCESSIBLE HOME FOR AN INJURED EMPLOYEE

The Nebraska Supreme Court recently considered whether an employer can be ordered to pay for the costs of constructing a custom-built accessible home for an employee. In Lewis v. MBC Construction Co., the employee was injured in the course of his employment and had his left leg amputated. After the injury, the employee asked his […]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: COVID-19 REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTIONS IN IOWA

During the 2021 Iowa Legislative Session, legislators introduced two bills to amend the COVID-19 Response and Back-to-Business Limited Liability Act (“the Act”). The Act currently limits liability for businesses in civil actions arising from COVID-19 exposure but does not impact workers’ compensation claims. If passed, proposed bills HF 121 and SF 138 would provide employee-friendly […]

NEBRASKA COURT OF APPEALS DETERMINES THAT UNRELATED INCIDENT AT HOME WAS COMPENSABLE AS AN EXACERBATION OF A PRIOR WORK INJURY

Recently, in Bunz v. A.C. Lightning Prot. Co., Inc., the Nebraska Court of Appeals addressed the difference between an aggravation and an independent intervening cause in an unpublished opinion. While the opinion is unpublished, meaning that it cannot be cited as authoritative, it provides a strong analysis of the differences between these two types of […]

ATTORNEY CHRIS SCHMIDT JOINS RADIO SHOW GROW LINCOLN

Baylor Evnen and Grow Lincoln work to do the same thing: to promote and help our great local businesses. Attorney Chris Schmidt was on the show recently to discuss that shared interest and common legal issues companies face.  Click here to hear about the services Baylor Evnen offers to assist local businesses.
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