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Timely Notice is your on-the-go source for sharp takes and expert analysis of the latest trends, breaking news, and sea-changes in global insurance law. 

Aug 7, 2018

Samantha Levasseur, an experienced attorney in Goldberg Segalla’s Workers’ Compensation Group, discusses how states have been attempting to use the principal employer doctrine to shift financial responsibility to franchisors in workers’ compensation claims.  She explains why this doctrine has been gaining traction in Connecticut, in particular. Samantha also gives her thoughts on the strongest arguments against the doctrine’s applicability in these types of claims. She closes with suggestions for franchisors to proactively avoid application of the doctrine.