In many ways, the feeling was reminiscent of a scene from the classic Steve Martin movie, “The Jerk”; a moment when his character, Navin R. Johnson, realizes the new phone books have arrived. He gallops around the service station in front of his boss, excitedly shouting “The new phone books here, the new phone books here!” It all appears bewildering to his somewhat flummoxed boss, but Johnson explains, “I'm somebody now! Millions of people look at this book every day! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity – your name in print – that makes people!”

So it was when I was informed that the book “Workers' Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis” had been released by publisher LexisNexis. I was one of the people asked to contribute to that tome, and I was more than pleased to have the opportunity. My specific contribution to the book is an article entitled, “Incompatible Worlds: Workers' Comp and the On-Demand/Sharing Economy”.

Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis, part of the Larson Series, is an essential tool for the insurance industry, corporate risk managers, policy makers, and lawyers to understand what changes are being contemplated on the national level as well as in every state. Everything you need to know about workers’ compensation in 2015 is contained in this compendium of legal issues and cases.

Lexis has kindly extended a discount code that I can share with readers, should you care to purchase the book. You may order it at, and the code WCRISK will save you almost $26 off of the cover price. For more information on the book itself, you can download the flyer here, or in the attachments box to the right.

As for me, inclusion in this publication is a tremendous honor.  As Navin R. Johnson so eloquently stated upon his momentous juncture with the limelight, “Things are going to start happening to me now”.

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