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Lawmaker Proposes Way to Provide Comp Coverage, Other Benefits for Gig Workers 01/22/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Washington state lawmaker followed through on her promise to introduce legislation that would give workers in the so-called gig economy access to workers’ compensation benefits, health insurance, paid time off and a retirement program. ...Read More

Judge Who Spent Time as WCJ Disbarred Over Theft of Cocaine From Drug Court 01/22/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Pennsylvania county-court judge who briefly served as a workers’ compensation judge in Alaska was disbarred on Thursday after being convicted of stealing cocaine from a drug-court evidence locker. ...Read More

Dozen Bills Introduced, Including Five With Firefighter Cancer Presumptions 01/22/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Missouri governor’s sex scandal could derail proposed legislation he endorsed to create a cancer presumption for firefighters, a claimants’ attorney said Friday. ...Read More

DWC Proposed Rule Would Slash Rehab Fees, Mandate Preauthorization 01/22/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation on Friday released proposed rules that will strip accredited rehabilitation facilities from preauthorization by employers and insurers, and reduce fees for services. ...Read More

Judge Tosses Employer's Claims Against Carrier That Refused to Cover Accident 01/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A federal trial judge ruled that an insurance carrier properly denied coverage for a worker’s out-of-state accident, since the policy had not extended coverage there. ...Read More

SCWCC to Hold First Business Meeting of 2018 01/22/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 52 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission will hold its first business meeting of 2018 today. ...Read More

BWC Announces Last Fraud Convictions of 2017, First of 2018 01/22/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The owner of a Northeast Ohio cleaning company was ordered to serve 30 days of house arrest and pay $14,000 in restitution after she pleaded guilty to three counts of workers’ compensation fraud earlier this month. ...Read More

Confirmation of Scott Mugno as OSHA Chief Moving Slowly 01/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 65 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Scott Mugno, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is awaiting confirmation from the full Senate following a second approval last week from a Senate committee. ...Read More

Senate Committee OKs Bill to Penalize Employers for Late Payments 01/22/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Indiana State Senate’s Committee on Pensions and Labor has recommended that the chamber pass a workers’ compensation reform bill that would, among other things, establish a time frame for compensation payments and penalize employers who fail to pay on time. ...Read More

WCB to Discuss Possible Translation Rules at February Meeting 01/22/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 42 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss requests to draft rules regarding the review of evidence submitted during hearings in languages other than English and providing notices of certain claims documents available in other languages, during a Feb. 15 meeting in Salem. ...Read More
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