News Digest 9-3-2021


Justices say South Dakota worker’s comp should cover woman injured on job in Wyoming

A woman who lived in South Dakota and worked for a company headquartered there should be covered by South Dakota’s workers’ compensation program, even though she was hurt while working in Wyoming, the South Dakota Supreme Court has decided. KELO


Plans for new West Virginia intermediate appeals court underway

The West Virginia Supreme Court announced Tuesday the creation of an advisory council for the Intermediate Court of Appeals, which replaces the Workers’ Compensation Office of Administrative Judges with a Workers’ Compensation Board of Review, from where decisions can be appealed to the intermediate court. Journal-News


Exotic dancer sues Ohio strip club over lost wages, payment of fees

An exotic dancer at a Columbus, Ohio club claims in a federal lawsuit that during her years of work she never was paid any hourly wages. The lawsuit seeks to declare the case a class-action involving more than 50 current and former dancers and is the latest in a string of cases against strip clubs across the country. Many allege the clubs classify dancers as independent contractors who receive no wages from the club while being forced to pay various fees to it. Columbus Dispatch


How to manage physical and mental health concerns in the workplace

For individuals with disabilities, this time of uncertainty may be particularly difficult to navigate and frightening, as the health conditions many are dealing with leave their immune systems particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus. If you work for a company that requires employees to be onsite, having a conversation with your supervisor or HR representative is the best way to share your concerns, writes Paula Morgan. Forbes [with audio]