Employee hurt in company laser tag awarded workers’ comp benefits

Fifty-four-year-old Timothy Holliday, a former territory manager and outside sales representative for Tropical Nut and Fruit Co. in Asheville, North Carolina, hurt his knee while playing laser tag during the company’s annual three-day national sales and marketing conference in Charlotte in August 2011. In this situation, Holliday was entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits for his injuries, according to a ruling from the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

The appellate court noted that since attendance and participation in the conference was mandatory and since Holliday was paid for the three-day conference with his normal day-to-day salary, the event was considered a work day.

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