Q. One of our
A. In most states, the answer would be “Yes.” Here's why: Typically, workers' comp benefits must be paid when an employee is injured in the course of employment (or while advancing the employer's business) and the injury is connected to that activity. Workers' comp coverage is quite broad and often includes incidents that happen off company premises and outside regular working hours.
If an employee is hurt while having a meal on a business trip, there's little doubt that most states would consider this covered by workers' comp. Check with your carrier or workers' comp attorney.
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- Reimburse any pre-employment costs that cut into minimum wage.
- How many lawyers do we need? Lawsuit names company and individual managers
- IRS lets employees drop cafeteria coverage, choose ACA plans
- Productivity plus: Retool with new Internet Explorer tricks