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NJ - State Moves Ahead in Race to Bring Portable Benefits to Gig Workers

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)
06/27/2017 | 170 | 0 | 0 min read

Legislation that would create a system of portable benefits for gig economy workers — including workers’ comp coverage — is moving forward in the New Jersey Legislature. Assembly Bill 4705 was approved this month by two Assembly committees: Labor and Appropriations. It n. Read More

PA - Employer Can Be Penalized for UEGF's Belated Payment of Benefits

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
06/27/2017 | 100 | 0 | 0 min read

In a case of first impression, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Monday ruled that an employer can be subjected to a penalty for failing to provide the prompt payment of benefits to an injured worker, even if the award was paid by the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund. CMR Construction of Texa. Read More


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FL - Langham: Waiver and Estoppel

By David Langham
06/27/2017 | 150 | 0 | min read

Human beings may alter behavior based upon legislative and regulatory consequences. Certainly, the legislative enactment of a fine for speeding may result in slowing vehicles on roads, an intended consequence. But there may be other instances in which legislative construction may similarly prod. Read More

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OK - Pain Doctor Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder After Overdoses

06/27/2017 | 171 | 0 | 0 min read

An Oklahoma pain management doctor faces charges of second-degree murder after five of her patients overdosed on opioids she prescribed, the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office announced Friday. Regan Nichols (Oklahoma County Jail photo) Investigators said Regan Nichols prescribed each of the. Read More

FL - Gov. Scott Signs Bill on Large-Deductible Policies

06/27/2017 | 152 | 0 | 0 min read

Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill that adopts the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' recommendations on large-deductible workers' compensation policies.  Gov. Rick Scott Scott signed House Bill 837 on Friday. It goes into effect July 1.  The bill clarifies t. Read More