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    If you are injured at work and you are not "on the clock" you get to sue in normal court. Just like if you slipped and fell as a normal customer on their property.
    No Workers Comp, a full civil and criminal lawsuit.

    Which means larger payouts to the employee.
    Corporations are not going to like that.

    I would tell you the only word in the English language that has all the vowels in order but, that would be facetious.

    by roninkai on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 11:43:27 AM PDT

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    •  Hmmm (0+ / 0-)

      Wouldn't an employer be able to argue that if an employee wasn't on the clock, he wasn't authorized to be on the premises and therefore was trespassing? I doubt a civil court would buy that, but police and prosecutors might, giving the employer the ability to threaten the employee with criminal charges if he pursued a civil remedy.

      Unfortunately when smart and educated people get crazy ideas they can come up with plausibly truthy arguments. -- Andrew F Cockburn

      by ebohlman on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 05:57:58 PM PDT

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    •  ron - nope (0+ / 0-)

      For the purposes of workers comp insurance once you arrive at the job site you are covered. That's actually in the employee's interest because if you aren't covered it could take years to receive payment for any medical costs or lost wages or you could be deemed to have been injured through your own negligence.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 07:30:12 AM PDT

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