The appellate court reviewed the essential factors for determining whether an individual is an employee versus an independent contractor in Agnes Skzubel v. IWCC, 01-09-0442WC. The initial question presented was whether Four M, which is in the business of distributing newspapers to stores and vendors for the Sun-Times, was an employer of Agnes Skzubel. The court answered in the affirmative.
An analysis of In re Estate of Arnold Rexroad Sr.
Can a workers’ compensation carrier’s misconduct result in a forfeiture of their right to recovery under Section 5(b) of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act? The appellate court overruled the circuit court and decided that the facts in this case did not justify forfeiture of the 5(b) lien, however, it has happened in other states.