IOWA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER RESOLVES SPLIT OF DEPUTIES ON PROPER INDEMNITY OWED FOR PERMANENT IMPAIRMENT TO SHOULDER INJURIES

The Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner recently decided an appeal in Carmer v. Nordstrom, Inc. that resolved a split of deputy commissioners as to how to compensate an employee who sustains bilateral shoulder injuries from a single accident. Our blog post for the lower deputy commissioner’s decision in this case can be found here. In Carmer, […]

NEBRASKA COURT OF APPEALS PROVIDES FURTHER GUIDANCE ON EMPLOYEE / INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DETERMINATION

The Nebraska Court of Appeals recently decided a case that provides guidance as to when a worker is considered an employee or an independent contractor. In Cajiao v. Arga Transport, the plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident that occurred while he was driving a semi-tractor trailer leased by Arga. The plaintiff filed a […]

NEBRASKA EMPLOYER VACCINE MANDATE EXEMPTION LAW

On February 28, 2022, Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB906 into law, with an effective date of today, March 1, 2022. The new law obligates employers who require applicants or employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to allow for an exemption to the vaccination requirement. An employer must provide an exemption if: (1) the applicant or […]

BAYLOR EVNEN ATTORNEYS PRESENT AT NWCEF EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR

Baylor Evnen Attorneys Dallas Jones, Paul Barta, Tom Shires and Eric Sutton, along with Nurse Paralegal Jodi Zmiewski will be presenting at the NWCEF Educational Seminar being held on Friday, February 18.  The seminar covers multiple Nebraska workers’ compensation topics, such as a legislative and caselaw updates, workers’ compensation insurance updates, effective ways to communicate […]

PARTNER TORREY GERDES WAS ISSUE EDITOR FOR THE EMPLOYMENT LAW EDITION OF THE NEBRASKA LAWYER

Baylor Evnen Partner Torrey Gerdes served as issue editor of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s (NSBA) annual employment law edition of The Nebraska Lawyer published in December 2021. This follows Torrey’s continued service as a member of the Executive Committee of the NSBA’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Section, to which she was recently elected […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: COURT STAYS OSHA ETS AND LIFTS CMS VACCINE MANDATE INJUNCTIONS

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of OSHA’s ETS obligating employers with 100 or more employees to require vaccination of their employees or alternatively require testing and masking of unvaccinated workers. As such, employers are not obligated to vaccinate their employees, require masks or testing unless a different federal, state […]
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