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Richard Newman Takes Reins as Secretary of WCAB 01/11/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1024 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Richard Newman has been appointed secretary and deputy commissioner of the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, the board announced Friday. Newman replaces Rick Dietrich, who has retired. Newman was previously chief judge for the Division of Workers' Compensatio...Read More

WC Profitability Lower Than Most States, but Better Than Last Year 01/11/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1313 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The profitability of workers' compensation for California insurers in 2014 ranked nearly on the bottom of 42 states for which complete data was available, but that was far better than the year before, according to a ...Read More

Opioid Guidelines Proliferate as CDC Guideline Process Bogs Down 01/11/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1570 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As the Centers for Disease Control struggles to finalize its draft guidelines for opioid prescribing, states and private health providers are in increasing numbers producing their own opioid guidelines — a situation that could lead to confusion, some say. ...Read More

Paid Family Leave Bills in Vt. and N.Y. Both Linked to Work Comp 01/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 596 | 0 | Popular with Legal
State lawmakers in both New York and Vermont are considering tweaking workers' compensation statutes to bring about mandatory paid parental leave following the birth of a child. ...Read More

New Employer Representative Appointed to Advisory Council 01/11/2016
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 374 | 0 | Popular with Array
Daniel Tribby of Sturgis has been appointed to the South Dakota Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council, the state Department of Labor and Regulation announced Friday. ...Read More

Court Reverses Summary Judgment for Worker Who Allegedly Shot Nail Into His Eye 01/11/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 411 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that questions about whether a worker had eye protection available to him precluded him from obtaining summary judgment on his Labor Law claim. ...Read More

Worker Doesn't Need to Fall from Ladder to Bring Labor Law Claim 01/11/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 669 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that neither a worker nor a property owner were entitled to summary judgment on the worker's Labor Law claims. ...Read More
Peter McCarron Joins CNA as Senior Vice President 01/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 511 | 0 | Popular with Legal
CNA Financial Corp. has named Peter McCarron as its senior vice president, commercial claim. ...Read More
Executive VP Appointed for Specialty Markets Plus 01/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal
SMP Consulting Group, a national premium-audit consulting firm, announced that its subsidiary company, Specialty Markets Plus, has appointed Edward Ragan as executive vice president. Ragan brings 35 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance marketplace to his position at Specia...Read More
New Workforce Commission Director Takes Over 01/11/2016
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 629 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Following her appointment by incoming Gov. John Bel Edwards, Ava Dejoie takes over as executive director of Louisiana's Workforce Commission Monday, succeeding Curt Eysink. Dejoie has worked for 15 years in public administration and workforce development, most recently as a ...Read More
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