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Exclusive Remedy Didn't Shield Supervisor From Claims of Assault and Battery 12/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court ruled that the exclusive remedy provision of the workers’ compensation law did not bar a worker from suing her former supervisor after he allegedly threw a phone at her and knocked her unconscious by pushing her into a door. ...Read More
Erie Promotes HR VP to Executive Vice President 12/13/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Erie Insurance has promoted Dionne Wallace Oakley to executive vice president of human resources and strategy, the carrier said in a press release. ...Read More

Ex-Cop With PTSD After Pulse Shooting Sues for $1M, Alleging Harassment 12/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A first responder to the Pulse nightclub shooting who has become a voice for workers' compensation reform in Florida has sued the City of Orlando and its Police Department for $1 million, alleging harassment and intimidation at the hands of his superiors. ...Read More

Ex-NBA Player Pleads Guilty in Charity-Donations-for-Client-Referral Scheme 12/06/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 916 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Former National Basketball Association big man Kermit Washington pleaded guilty to charges related to a scheme through which he funneled professional athletes to a Southern California workers’ compensation attorney in exchange for donations to his charity, the U.S. Attorney’s Office f...Read More

Employer Can't Reduce Benefits to Undocumented Worker Despite Alleged Wage-Earning Capacity 12/05/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana Court of Appeal ruled that an employer was not entitled to a reduction in a worker’s benefits based on his post-accident weekly wage-earning capacity where the worker lacked legal authorization to hold a job in the United States, and the employer had presumably been aware o...Read More

Employer Assessments Increasing by 56.1% as Lien Fee Revenues Drop 12/04/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1019 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California employers will pay $182.1 million more in assessments than they did last year to fund the operation of the Division of Workers’ Compensation and parts of some agencies within the Department of Industrial Relations, and that may be good news. ...Read More

Epic Adds Eric Hays as Regional Director of Employee Benefits 12/04/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants has hired Eric Hays as regional director of employee benefits. ...Read More

Ex-City Commissioner With Drug-Marketing Job Convicted of Role in $1.7M Fraud Scheme 12/01/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 305 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A marketer for a Penitas, Texas, pharmacy who also served as a Pharr city commissioner was convicted Wednesday for his role in a scheme to defraud Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Texas announced.    ...Read More

Employer Can't Reopen Worker's Claim and Transfer Liability to Special Fund 11/30/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer could not reopen a worker’s claim and transfer liability to the Special Fund for Reopened Cases when there was no liability to shift. ...Read More

Employer Failed to Prove Entitlement to Credit 11/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Louisiana appellate court ruled that a municipal employer failed to establish its entitlement to offset contributions to a retirement system from the amount of benefits owed to an injured worker, and that the employer had unreasonably contested the worker’s claim. ...Read More
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