When State and Federal Regulations Collide
Workers’ compensation claims do not occur in a vacuum. When faced with a difficult work injury claim, employers can find themselves so focused on the intricacies of the workers’ compensation rules that they forget about other regulations that are often entangled with such a claim.
For example, employers working to mitigate workers’ compensation costs might be surprised to find themselves running afoul of federal employment regulations such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Employers must consider the requirements under these regulations when evaluating a workers’ compensation claim and claims strategy.