Dustin W. Osborne

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Part Two: The Growing Costs of Opioids in the Workplace – An NHL Tragedy

Welcome to our second installment of a three part series discussing Derek Boogaard, a former National Hockey League (NHL) player that died from an accidental drug overdose after leaving rehab. In the first part our series, we discussed Boogaard’s career in the NHL, his tragic death, and the tension that exists as a result of an employee’s prescription drug use and the employer’s oversight of said use. Here, we will
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Part One: The Growing Costs of Opioids in the Workplace – An NHL Tragedy

Over the coming weeks we will be delving into the lengthy saga that involves Derek Boogaard, his estate, the National Hockey League (the NHL), and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (the NHLPA). This first installment of our three part series will lay the foundation of Boogaard’s career in the NHL, his tragic death, and the tension that erupted as a result of an employee’s prescription drug use and the
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Waging the War of Wages: Board Revises Employer’s Statement of Wage Earnings (Form C-240)

On June 19, 2017, the Office of the Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Board in New York issued an official Revision of Employer’s Statement of Wage Earnings — at parties, it simply goes by the Form C-240. For the most part, the Form C-240 has stayed true to its roots: it is still required where an injured worker may be entitled to compensation or death benefits, it still demonstrates the claimant’s
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The Interweb of Lies: Why Employers May Want to Look a Little Closer at Claimants’ Job Searches

Stop the presses — the majority of job applications are completed online now! Obviously, this comes as no surprise in the realm of New York Workers’ Compensation Law — the Full Board Panel handled this precise issue in Matter of Suffolk County Health Services (2016 NY Wrk. Comp. 0713095). Ultimately, the Full Board slightly modified the landmark decision of American Axle and determined that, when applying online, the claimant must
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