Workers’ Compensation Law Institute

Workers’ Compensation Law Institute Oct. 3 – 5 | Jekyll Island Convention Center | Offering 13 CLE Hours (13/1/1/3) Register now [ www.gabar.org ] for the Workers’ Compensation Law Institute, hosted by the Workers’ Compensation Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia on Oct. 3 – 5 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 Read more about Workers’ Compensation Law Institute[…]

Georgia Court of Appeals Outlines and Then Affirms “Clearer Bright-Line Rule” Regarding the Intersection of the Scheduled Break Exception and the Ingress/Egress Rule

By Dustin S. Thompson | Chad E. Harris In Frett v. State Farm Employee Workers’ Compensation, 348 Ga. App. 30 (2018), the Court of Appeals clarified whether the ingress and egress rule applies to the scheduled break exception. The ruling in Frett affects two components of analyzing whether an employee is in the course and Read more about Georgia Court of Appeals Outlines and Then Affirms “Clearer Bright-Line Rule” Regarding the Intersection of the Scheduled Break Exception and the Ingress/Egress Rule[…]

The Intoxication Defense: Which Mountain Are You Climbing?

By Josh Carroll With Analysis of the Court of Appeals’ Recent Decision in Lingo v. Early County Gin, Inc. Many attorneys who represent employees have experienced the scenario where a client with a serious work injury presents to the office, signs a representation contract, and within a few days or weeks the attorney learns the Read more about The Intoxication Defense: Which Mountain Are You Climbing?[…]

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Legislative Summary: 2019 Workers’ Compensation Bill (S.B.135)

By Frank R. McKay Georgia continues to be recognized as one of the top states in the nation for business. This recognition is due, in part, to our Workers’ Compensation system, which provides equitable protections to both injured workers and employers. Without a doubt, the pending legislative changes will assist in strengthening Georgia’s economy and Read more about Legislative Summary: 2019 Workers’ Compensation Bill (S.B.135)[…]

From the Board: Judge Askin Departs and Judge Gholson Appointed ADR Division Director

By Nathan Levy, Co-Editor and Michael Boeschen, Co-Editor After nearly twenty years of service with the State Board, Judge Janice Askin has stepped down from her position as ADR Division Director. Her dedication to the Board over nearly two decades has come in almost every position possible. Having served as ALJ, mediator, lobbyist, Settlement Division Read more about From the Board: Judge Askin Departs and Judge Gholson Appointed ADR Division Director[…]

Nominations for the Distinguished Service Award

Nominations for the Distinguished Service Award The Executive Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia is now receiving nominations for the Workers’ Compensation Law Section Distinguished Service Award, which is presented annually to members of the bench and bar in Georgia who have made outstanding contributions to the practice and/or Read more about Nominations for the Distinguished Service Award[…]