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Williams Mullen Adds Aaron Siegrist to Labor and Employment Practice 11/29/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Aaron Siegrist has joined law firm Williams Mullen as a labor and employment associate in the Richmond, Virginia, office. Siegrist will help clients with all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment litigation matters. He represents clients in cases involving discriminati...Read More

Workers' Comp Court Proposes Changes to Procedures 11/28/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana’s Workers’ Compensation Court will hold a public hearing in January about changes to litigation rules. After conducting its annua...Read More

Workers' Comp an Issue for Hotel Owner Mired in Bankruptcy, Loan Default Proceedings 11/28/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 331 | 0 | Popular with Legal
West Virginia tax lawyers want a Morgantown hotel’s bankruptcy proceedings to play out in West Virginia, not Florida, and they say the owner’s decision to file in Florida is the result of “blatant forum shopping,” ...Read More

Workplace Injuries Fall Below National Average for Fourth Straight Year 11/28/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in Ohio fell 9% last year and dropped well below the national average for the fourth consecutive year, according to national statistics cited by the state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

WCB Offers Remote Participation in Mediations 11/27/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board is now offering a way for parties and their representatives to make routine workers’ compensation appearances by video from their offices, homes or other locations. ...Read More

Worker's Inconsistent Testimony Didn't Disqualify Him From Receiving Benefits 11/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 234 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s inconsistent testimony about how he became unemployed were not false representations that were knowingly made in order to secure an award of benefits. ...Read More

WCB Must Share Settlement With Group Trust Member 11/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a member of a defunct group self-insurance trust was entitled to a share of the settlement proceeds it obtained through joint negotiations with the state Workers’ Compensation Board. ...Read More
WCA Updates Workers' Guide to Work Comp 11/27/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Mexico’s workers’ compensation agency has revised and redesigned its guidebook for workers. The 58-page guidebook walks workers through the workers’ compensation process step by step. It also functions as a guide to workers’ rights and responsibilities under Ne...Read More

Worker Gets Partial Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 11/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner and general contractor were liable under Labor Law Section 240(1) for a construction worker’s fall from a scaffold, and that they were not entitled to summary judgment dismissing the worker’s Section 241(6) claim. ...Read More

WCAB Looking to Hire Two Deputy Commissioners 11/20/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 866 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board is seeking applications for two new deputy commissioners, according to a notice posted to the California state employment website. ...Read More
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