Legislative intention, equal protection, and offset of workers compensation benefits in Kansas: Hoesli v Triplettworkers compensation (2016)
One issue which has received considerable attention in terms of equal protection challenges in US courts is that concerning the offset of social security retirement benefits with worker’s compensation payments. This note discusses a recent decision of the Kansas Supreme Court which overrules an earlier decision of that court and clarifies the current state of the law in that State. While the Kansas courts had upheld offsets as constitutional, the Supreme Court in Dickens had interpreted the offset as not applying to persons who had retired before being injured in employment. In Hoesli the Court overruled Dickens, applied the offset according to its plain meaning and held that this was constitutional.
- workers compensation. equal protection,
- legiuslative interpretation,
Citation InformationMel Cousins. "Legislative intention, equal protection, and offset of workers compensation benefits in Kansas: Hoesli v Triplett" workers compensation (2016)
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