Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 03
  • Aug
  • 2020

Alabama not Likely to Create COVID-19 Presumptions via Executive Order

  As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, governors in various states have issued executive orders which purport to create a presumption that COVID-19 is a compensable occupational illness...

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  • 08
  • Jul
  • 2020

WorkersCompensation.com and the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network to Host Another Free Webinar Regarding COVID-19

  On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 10:00 am (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different states will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled: Pandemonium in the...

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  • 01
  • Jul
  • 2020

Alabama Workers’ Compensation Rate Change Effective July 1, 2020

  As of July 1, 2020, the maximum workers’ compensation payable is increased to $920.00 per week and the minimum is increased to $253.00 per week.  The memorandum regarding the new minimum and...

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  • 22
  • Jun
  • 2020

WorkersCompensation.com and the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network to Host Another Free Webinar Regarding COVID-19

  On Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10:00 am (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different states will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled: Navigating Post-Injury Wage...

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  • 10
  • Jun
  • 2020

WorkersCompensation.com and the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network to Host Another Free Webinar Regarding COVID-19

  On Monday, June 15, 2020 at 10:00 am (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different states will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled: Prepare and Respond:...

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  • 07
  • Jun
  • 2020

WorkersCompensation.com and the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network to Host Another Free Webinar Regarding COVID-19

  On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different states will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled: T.P. and Zoom...

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  • 28
  • May
  • 2020

WorkersCompensation.com and the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network to Host Another Free Webinar Regarding COVID-19

  On Monday, June 1, 2020 at 11:00 am (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different regions of the United States will present a...

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  • 04
  • May
  • 2020

Presiding Judge of Alabama County Enters Virtual Court Proceeding Order Which Applies to Non-Jury Trials and Other Proceedings In Light Of COVID-19

    On April 24, 2020, the presiding judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama, Jefferson County, entered an Administrative Order concerning the holding of non-jury court proceedings...

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  • 30
  • Apr
  • 2020

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Extends all Prior Orders and Deadlines Concerning COVID-19

  On April 30, 2020, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, Tom Parker, issued an Order which extended all previously issued administrative orders related to COVID-19.  As a result, the following rules...

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  • 10
  • Apr
  • 2020

WorkersCompensation.com and the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network to Host the Second of a Series of Free Webinars Regarding COVID-19

  On Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:00 am (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different regions of the United States will present a timely and comprehensive...

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  • 03
  • Apr
  • 2020

WorkersCompensation.com and the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network to Host a Series of Free Webinars Regarding COVID-19

  On April 6, 2020 at 10:00am (CST) Minnesota attorney, Mark Kleinschmidt, will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled "COVID-19: FACTS and FEAR for a Workers' Compensation...

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  • 27
  • Mar
  • 2020

Alabama Governor Issues Proclamation Regarding Notaries and Witnesses

  On March 26, Governor Kay Ivey issued a proclamation that temporarily allows notaries who are licensed attorneys or operating under the supervision of a licensed attorney to notarize signatures through...

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  • 20
  • Mar
  • 2020

Questions and Answers Regarding Alabama Workers’ Compensation and COVID-19

  New Jersey lawyer and nationally recognized workers’ compensation guru, John Geaney recently posted a COVID-19 Q&A on his award winning Blog site.  The questions...

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  • 19
  • Mar
  • 2020

April 2020 Alabama Department of Labor Workers’ Compensation Division Seminars Cancelled

  The Alabama Department of Labor Workers’ Compensation Division seminars scheduled for April 9th in Orange Beach and April 23rd in Birmingham are cancelled.  Per Director, Steve Garrett, they are actively...

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  • 19
  • Mar
  • 2020

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Issues Temporary Rules Regarding Workers’ Compensation Settlements

  On March 18, 2020, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, Tom Parker, issued an Order setting forth temporary rules regarding workers’ compensation settlements.  Per the Order, the following...

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  • 18
  • Mar
  • 2020

Director of Alabama Department of Labor Workers’ Compensation Division Issues Memorandum Concerning Ombudsman Program

  On March 18, 2020, the Director of the Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) Workers’ Compensation Division, Steve Garrett, released a Memorandum concerning the Ombudsman Program.  ADOL  Ombudsmen...

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  • 18
  • Mar
  • 2020

Alabama Occupational Diseases and COVID-19

  In Alabama, an occupational disease is defined as “a disease arising out of and in the course of employment… which is due to hazards in excess of ...

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  • 17
  • Mar
  • 2020

COVID-19 Impact on Alabama Courts and ADOL Ombudsman Program

  Alabama Court Appearances Temporarily Suspended   On March 13, 2020, the Alabama Supreme Court issued an administrative order which suspended all court appearances for 30 days.  On March 15, 2020, the Court...

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  • 02
  • Mar
  • 2020

Alabama House Bill Proposes Adoption of IRS’s Rules for Determining Employment Status

  Alabama State Representative Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) recently introduced House Bill 77, which would require employers and state agencies to use the guidelines specified by the Internal Revenue Service in order...

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  • 28
  • Feb
  • 2020

Alabama Employer’s Attempt at Dismissal Based on Exclusivity Provision Fails Due to Unresolved Issues of Fact Regarding Physical Attack on Employee

  Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation Act has an exclusivity provision that shields employers from tort claims resulting from injuries, or death, caused by an accident or occupational disease that is related to...

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