In Part One of this series, theHR Fly listened in on the beginning of a workers’ compensation preliminaryhearing, as the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) started the hearing, set theparameters and questioned the employment attorney as to the employer’sself-insurance against workers’ compensation claims.
In Part Two, the HR Fly gets tolisten in as the ALJ reviews the evidence presented by the parties and issuessome rulings. Things are about to getinteresting. Eat your heart out, Jeff Goldblum!
HR Fly: Put your ear to the wall and listen for the buzz…
ALJ: On the question of employee classification, Ihave evidence from Acme in the form of payroll records and deposition testimonyfrom the head of payroll, Ms. Baker, who testified that Mr. Smith began workingfor Acme full-time, but that he was later re-classified as an independent contractor after he joined Carpenters Local290. From Mr. Smith, I have hisdeposition testimony, his union membership certification and written interrogatoriesfrom his supervisor, Mr. Stevens, Acme’s General Contractor.