Employment Law

  • Kang v. Mullins In Kang v. Mullins the supreme court reversed the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission, deciding that a woman was not her neighbor’s employer when she hired him to complete repairs on a home she rented to use as a residence and place of business. Yong Kang rented a home in North Pole from her son. ...
  • Burke v. Raven Electric, Inc. In Burke v. Raven Electric, Inc. the court held that the exclusive remedy provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act (the Act) (1) does not violate the due process or equal protection clauses and (2) bars relief under the Defective Machinery Act. The mother of an employee killed at work sought workers’ compensation death benefits, arguing ...
  • State v. Shea In State v. Shea, Shea presented evidence that she suffered from chronic pain in the form of ilioinginal neuralgia ...
  • Alaska Airlines, Inc. v. Darrow In Alaska Airlines, Inc. v. Darrow, the statute that allowed reduction to PTD benefits did not authorize any offset for ...
  • Lingley v. Alaska Airlines, Inc. In Lingley v. Alaska Airlines, Inc. the supreme court held that the Railway Labor Act (“RLA”) does not expressly waive an employee’s right to litigate therefore not requiring employees under its collective bargaining agreement to first exhaust contractual remedies. Plaintiff was an employee for defendant who was terminated for allegedly stealing a left-behind pair ...
  • Bernard v. Alaska Airlines, Inc. In Bernard v. Alaska Airlines, Inc., the supreme court held that an employee may file suit against their employer to enforce rights that do not depend on the terms of a collective bargaining agreement, and that an employee need not exhaust all contractual remedies before bringing suit unless they have clearly and unmistakably waived ...
  • Municipality of Anchorage v. Stenseth   In Municipality of Anchorage v. Stenseth, In 1996, Lee Stenseth entered into a compromise and release agreement with his employer, the Municipality of Anchorage (“Municipality”), after ...
  • Rodriguez v. State, Commission for Human Rights In Rodriguez v. State, Commission for Human Rights, Rodriguez, a gay Hispanic man, was furloughed by his ...
  • Becker v. Fred Meyer Stores, Inc.   In Becker v. Fred Meyer Stores, Inc., While attempting to arrest an individual, who ...
  • Humphrey v. Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, Inc.   In Humphrey v. Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, Inc., Though he continually received medical care for his injury, Humphrey ...

Employment Law

  • Kang v. Mullins In Kang v. Mullins the supreme court reversed the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission, deciding that a woman was not her neighbor’s employer when she hired him to complete repairs on a home she rented to use as a residence and place of business. Yong Kang rented a home in North Pole from her son. ...
  • Burke v. Raven Electric, Inc. In Burke v. Raven Electric, Inc. the court held that the exclusive remedy provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act (the Act) (1) does not violate the due process or equal protection clauses and (2) bars relief under the Defective Machinery Act. The mother of an employee killed at work sought workers’ compensation death benefits, arguing ...
  • State v. Shea In State v. Shea, Shea presented evidence that she suffered from chronic pain in the form of ilioinginal neuralgia ...
  • Alaska Airlines, Inc. v. Darrow In Alaska Airlines, Inc. v. Darrow, the statute that allowed reduction to PTD benefits did not authorize any offset for ...
  • Lingley v. Alaska Airlines, Inc. In Lingley v. Alaska Airlines, Inc. the supreme court held that the Railway Labor Act (“RLA”) does not expressly waive an employee’s right to litigate therefore not requiring employees under its collective bargaining agreement to first exhaust contractual remedies. Plaintiff was an employee for defendant who was terminated for allegedly stealing a left-behind pair ...
  • Bernard v. Alaska Airlines, Inc. In Bernard v. Alaska Airlines, Inc., the supreme court held that an employee may file suit against their employer to enforce rights that do not depend on the terms of a collective bargaining agreement, and that an employee need not exhaust all contractual remedies before bringing suit unless they have clearly and unmistakably waived ...
  • Municipality of Anchorage v. Stenseth   In Municipality of Anchorage v. Stenseth, In 1996, Lee Stenseth entered into a compromise and release agreement with his employer, the Municipality of Anchorage (“Municipality”), after ...
  • Rodriguez v. State, Commission for Human Rights In Rodriguez v. State, Commission for Human Rights, Rodriguez, a gay Hispanic man, was furloughed by his ...
  • Becker v. Fred Meyer Stores, Inc.   In Becker v. Fred Meyer Stores, Inc., While attempting to arrest an individual, who ...
  • Humphrey v. Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, Inc.   In Humphrey v. Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, Inc., Though he continually received medical care for his injury, Humphrey ...