On April 6, 2017, the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Opioid Task Force held its first organizational meeting to study and recommend solutions for the problems arising from the intersection of the opioid epidemic and related issues in Worker’s Compensation claims. The Task Force has not yet issued a report or timeline for when a report…
Chairman Charlton Allen has been appointed for a four-year term as chairman through December 30, 2020. Yolanda Stith has been appointed as the newest commissioner. She will serve the remaining two and half years of Andrew Heath’s original term and then an additional six-year term. Of that time, she will serve a four-year term as…
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that Bill Daughtridge, formerly Secretary of Administration, has been appointed a Commissioner at the North Carolina Industrial Commission.
Recent WC Cases a Reminder to Think Carefully When Deciding Which Claims to Bring to the Court of AppealsBruce Hamilton
Parties considering an appeal should remember that the Court of Appeals will not overrule the Industrial Commission’s “findings of fact” unless there is no evidence to support those findings.
Charlton L. Allen Named Chairman of the North Carolina Industrial Commission Governor Pat McCrory has selected Charlton L. Allen to be the next Chairman of the North Carolina Industrial Commission, effective February 1, 2016. Mr. Allen succeeds Andrew T. Heath who will become State Budget Director. Official Press Release REMINDER FOR ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT FILING STARTING…
This decision re-establishes that an employee’s testimony alone will be enough to carry his or her burden of proving futility.
The decision in Burley seems to establish that, short of a drastic modification of the employment contract, there will be only one location for purposes of jurisdiction.
Changes to Industrial Commission Fees Effective July 1, 2015
Partner Bruce Hamilton will provide a legislative update on Workers’ Compensation at the 2015 North Carolina Chamber’s Summit on Manufacturing.