Content about Workers' compensation

May 1, 2014

Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been the subject of intense political debate and a source of anxiety for many retailers. While most of the attention has focused on the law’s health benefit requirements, there is little doubt that the ACA will also influence workers’ compensation costs, which are often the second highest expense for retailers after payroll. By taking steps now to understand and manage how the ACA will likely affect costs, payroll, and claims filings, retailers can lessen any potential negative impacts.

October 22, 2012

By Bruce M. Cross, Perkins Coie LLP

By Bruce M. Cross,

In the holiday rush, it's easy to overlook wage-hour issues. This article discusses common ones to which retailers should be alerted, including: temporary workers and independent contractors; unpaid interns and trainees; “off-the-clock” work, meal and rest breaks; seating requirements; cost of uniforms; workplace safety; and overtime exemptions.

Temporary workers

November 29, 2011

By Julie S. Lucht, Perkins Coie LLP

By Julie S. Lucht,

August 31, 2008

The most onerous risk area for retailers is claims management, and in particular, workers’...

May 31, 2008

Risk happens—all day, every day. The days when risk could be defined simply in...

November 8, 2007

Declining workers’ compensation...