Archive | Lehoan T. Pham

Gist v. Atlas Staffing, Inc. et al.

August 14, 2017  |   Lehoan T. Pham  

Gist v. Atlas Staffing, Inc. et al., No. WC16-6019 (W.C.C.A. June 21, 2017). This case concerns whether a Minnesota Compensation Judge has the authority to interpret and apply federal laws in determining the medical expenses claimed by intervenors. In Gist, the Employee alleged work-related kidney failure because of exposure to silica sand while working at Waltek, Inc. through temporary assignment...

Sanchez v. Dahlke Trailer Sales, Inc.

June 30, 2017  |   Lehoan T. Pham  

Sanchez v. Dahlke Trailer Sales, Inc., A15-1183 (Minn. June 28, 2017). This case concerns the applicability of Minn. Stat. § 176.82 (2016)—the Minnesota statute banning employers from taking retaliatory actions against employees who seek workers’ compensation benefits—and the interplay between this statute and a federal statute, Immigration Reform and Control Act (“IRCA”). The Respondent,...

Robertson v. Manpower Temp. Servs. and Transp. Ins. Co./CNA Ins. Co. et al.

May 30, 2017  |   Lehoan T. Pham  

Robertson v. Manpower Temp. Servs. and Transp. Ins. Co./CNA Ins. Cos. et al., No. WC 16-6021 (May 16, 2017). This case concerns the scope of a Stipulation for Settlement (the “Stipulation”). On or around May 8, 1990, the Tracey Robertson (the “employee”) injured her right arm while employed at Manpower Temporary Services (the “employer”).  Soon after, she was diagnosed with “probable”...