MULTI-STATE RESOURCES ON COVID-19 AND WORKERS COMPENSATION LAW

Baylor Evnen, LLP is a proud and long-standing member of ALFA International. ALFA International is a premier global network of independent high quality and experienced law firms. ALFA offers a wide variety of resources including access to other best-in-class attorneys and law firms. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ALFA International member firms have combined their efforts […]

COVID-19 AFFECTS THE NEBRASKA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT

Recently, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court issued an edict noting that any and all trials or hearings scheduled in April, 2020, before the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court will only be conducted by video or telephonic conference unless special permission is granted by the trial judge upon written motion of the parties.  Given the same, any […]

IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IN IOWA

Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commission issued an Order noting that for any in person hearings scheduled between March 18, 2020 through “at least” June 16, 2020, the same shall be done telephonically and no longer in person. Essentially, in an effort to prevent contact, the Commission has indicated that the hearings during this period will all […]

DELEGATED DECISIONS ARE STILL FINAL AGENCY ORDERS

Recently, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a decision made by a Deputy, when delegated by the Commissioner, has the effect of a Final Decision, even if not endorsed by the Commissioner. In Harrod, a hearing was first held before a deputy commissioner pursuant to Section 17A.15(3). The case was then appealed to the […]

2020 NEBRASKA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LEGISLATION

NEW BILL INTRODUCTIONS – HEARINGS Committee hearings began January 21st and will continue through the latter part of February.  As discussed below, note that three workers’ compensation bills—LB 846, LB 926 and LB 963—will be heard by the Business and Labor Committee on Monday, January 27th. Floor debate on bills “carried over” from last session […]

DEPUTY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER JOINED DEPARTMENT OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Recently, with the resignation of former Deputy Commissioner Toby Gordon, the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner hired attorney Jessica Cleereman to fill the role. Deputy Cleereman graduated from law school in 2005 and since that time has spent significant time practicing in Iowa workers’ compensation with private law firms and Nationwide Insurance. Her term began on […]
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