Wozniak v. Industrial Commission, (Court of Appeals, Division One, Published Opinion, Filed 9/24/2015)
The issue in this published Opinion by Division One of the Court of Appeals was whether a ballet dancer is a seasonal employee and whether his average monthly wage should have been calculated using an expanded wage base.
In March 2013, the applicant injured his shoulder while lifting another dancer while working for Ballet Arizona. He filed a workers compensation claim which was accepted by the Continue reading
Gurtler v. Industrial Commission, (Court of Appeals, Division One, Published Opinion, Filed 7/28/2015)
The issue in this case is whether a trip home is within the course and scope of employment when the employee makes a brief business detour that her employment did not require.
The applicant worked as an assistant auditor for the City of Scottsdale. While driving home from work in her own car, after making a brief business detour to drop off a Continue reading
Stenz v. Industrial Commission, (Arizona Supreme Court, Published Opinion, Filed 7/20/2015)
In this case, the Arizona Supreme Court addressed the questions of whether a widow is entitled to interest on an award of death benefits paid approximately four years after her claim was filed.
The widow filed a claim for death benefits following the death of her husband in September 2009. The claim was denied. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) upheld the denial. The Continue reading