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Blurred Lines in Employee Injuries

July 2, 2015 Posted in Articles by Jason C. Taylor, Partner

An artificial, practice-based barrier often separates workers’ compensation issues and employment law issues for attorneys. For many jurisdictions, this is in part based on the different venues for such claims. In practice, issues employers face in employment and workers'; compensation matters are often intertwined, sometimes with respect to the same employee.

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For the past several months, there has been a fair amount of anticipation and promotion about what to expect from the Department of Labor (DOL) in updating regulations related to overtime. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes, among other things, the basic criteria for when an employer must pay overtime to its employees.

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