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Going-and-Coming Rule

Going-and-Coming Rule

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A general rule stating that workers’ compensation does not ordinarily compensate injuries sustained while the employee travels to or from work and that an employer is not liable for the tortious acts of its employee while the employee travels to or from work. An exception to this rule may exist for work done from home if an employee is injured while working at home and the circumstances of the employment—and not mere convenience to the employee—make the home a second jobsite.

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