Bill Fay

Bill Fay has touched a lot of bases in his 45-year career. He started as a sports writer, gaining national attention for work on college and professional sports. He had regular roles as an analyst on radio and television and later became a speech writer for a government agency. His most recent work is as an internet content marketing specialist. Bill can be reached at [email protected].

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Is Workers Comp Taxable?

You've been injured on the job. You have enough problems without having to worry whether the government is going to take a chunk of your workers compensation pay. Fear not.              When it comes to how much tax is taken out of workers benefits, there's a simple answer. "None," said Tom Holder, a workers compensation attorney in Atlanta. At least that's
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What to Do When Your Employer Refuses to File a Workers Comp Claim

Workers compensation rules can get complicated but are really simple - You get hurt, you get treatment, you get paid. So what happens if your boss doesn't follow the rules? Specifically, what if your employer refuses to file a workers compensation claim? Employers are required to post rules around the workplace that spell out what happens in case of an
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What Happens If You Quit Your Job While on Workers Comp

There are about 150 million people employed in America. A lot of them have at one point wanted to sing Johnny Paycheck's No. 1 hit – “Take this job and shove it, I ain't working here no more." But can you safely sing that tune if you're on workers comp? You may really want to quit your job if you've
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When Does Workmans Comp Start Paying?

If you fall off a tall ladder or get in a car wreck at work, the first question you might have is "Am I still alive?" If the answer is yes – and we hope it is – the second question is often, "When does workers compensation start paying?" The short answer is immediately, if you're talking about medical bills.
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How to Help Injured Employees Return to Work (It’s a Team Effort)

The case for establishing a return to work policy for injured workers seems obvious – you hate to lose an employee for any reason – but remains a sore spot for many employers and employees. Employers often refer to their employees as a “team” but the team doesn’t always believe management has their best interests at heart, particularly when they
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Can You Trust Your Workers Comp Doctor?

If you are one of the three million employees injured in the workplace every year, are you confident that the medical treatment prescribed for your injury/illness is going to be effective? You can hope that is the case, but you would do well to get familiar with the terms “differential diagnosis” and “science-based medicine” if you want to improve the
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New Law Poses Billion Dollar Workers Comp Problem for Uber, Lyft

Can Uber, Lyft Afford Workers Comp Costs? The new California law that re-classifies workers in certain industries as employees could cost ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber more than $1 billion in workers compensation insurance premiums. The law, dubbed AB 5 and signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Sept. 18, will qualify over half a million drivers at the ride-sharing
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