ARTICLES ABOUT workers’ comp

July 17, 2017

Ask the Experts: Waivers

An injury is not compensable if it occurs as a result of an employee’s participation in a voluntary recreational activity or program, regardless of whether the employer promoted, sponsored, or supported the recreational activity or program.

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January 22, 2017

Are you Traveling Bare?

There are many reasons why a special district might send employees abroad or out of state on business. It is important that members notify the Pool of the travel prior to making the arrangements. Many districts are not aware that employees traveling on district business internationally may not be covered for workers’ compensation if the destination is on Pool’s insurance carrier’s restricted list.

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July 14, 2015

Employee Use of District Equipment a Risky Proposition

Every district uses equipment which employees need to do their job, and this equipment is generally provided by the district. While a reasonable amount of personal use of district-owned equipment like computers or photocopiers is realistic, there are many types of equipment that pose serious problems if used outside the scope of an employee’s job responsibilities because they significantly increase the likelihood of a loss.

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September 7, 2012

Sports Activity and Workers’ Compensation

It is important that member districts review their training guidelines and physical capacity requirements to ensure adherence with general workers’ compensation policies in the event that their employees engage in sports activities.

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