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Defense Counsel and General Counsel Perspectives on Navigating the Workers' Compensation Willful Misconduct Defense

No matter how severe the injury, willful misconduct is a designation used to encompass behaviors that, if engaged by an employee, can bar a workers’ compensation claim — leading to missed benefits and/or medical treatment. As a result, much of the onus falls on the employer to draft clear policies that establish discerning hiring practices and include regular training.
Here’s how to protect your employee, and your company in the process.


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