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Returned to Work with no Restrictions? 27% PD 06/25/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Your humble blogger bids you a happy Monday.  If your weekend experiences were anything like his, you spent your precious days off trying to keep your computer (and yourself) from overheating while scrambling to get some work done.  After all, benefits don’t deny themselves.  Ju...Read More
 
 
Reform is NOT About Costs; It is About Stability 06/18/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 227 | 0
Hints at what the agenda in California is going to look at were disclosed yesterday by California Department of Industrial Relations Director (DIR) Christine Baker during a discussion about reform expectations at the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s (WCIRB) annual conferen...Read More
 
 
Rationing Comes Home to Roost in the Form of Denial of Care 02/24/2012
By: Dr. Robert Weinmann
State: NA | Segment: | 227 | 0
In these columns we've previously pointed out how utilization review in California is twisted and turned to deny care to injured workers. We've also shown how the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, contains a not-so-subtle r...Read More
 
 
Repeal of the Mandate: Bad News for Workers' Comp? 02/16/2012
State: NA | Segment: | 214 | 0
If the requirement that every individual have health insurance is overturned by the Supreme Court, workers' comp costs will increase over the near term and get worse from there.If the mandate sticks, costs will likely moderate somewhat, then increase at a lower rate. Here's why....Read More
 
 
Research Confirms: Injured Workers Need Representation 01/27/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 205 | 0
Much is going to be made of the University of California, Berkeley, researcher Frank Neuhauser's report to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) on the effect of the 2004 reforms on permanent disability indemnity.But will the arguments be properly ...Read More
 
 
Raynor & ATF: More Questions than Answers? 12/01/2011
By: Michael T. Berns
State: NY | Segment: | 413 | 0
With the matter of mandatory deposits into the Aggregate Trust Fund finally resolved by the Court of Appeals on November 15, 2011, perhaps this matter will come to a conclusion.But it will not . . . .On Nov. 15, 2011, in the Matter of Raynor v Landmark Chrysler, the New York ...Read More
 
 
Retailers: Are you Ready for Crowds on Black Friday 11/10/2011
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: | 242 | 0
In the pre-holiday shopping season, crowd control is no small issue for retailers. And Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the behemoth day that dwarfs all other days. Last year, 212 million people spent $45 billion shopping in retail stores and websites over the Black Friday weekend. And i...Read More
 
 
Retirement Security 10/14/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 232 | 0
California falls short of compensating many injured workers for their earnings losses.The 2004 reforms and the failure of the Division of Workers' Compensation to revise the Permanent Disability Rating Schedule has effectively meant that uncompensated wage losses have increased....Read More
 
 
Retaliation in Ohio: Fire in Haste, Repent at Leisure 06/28/2011
State: OH | Segment: | 255 | 0
By Jon CoppelmanLynch Ryan & AssociatesDeWayne Sutton worked for Tomco Machining in Dayton, Ohio. When he hurt his back while dismantling some equipment, he followed "best practices" and reported the injury immediately to company owner Jim Tomasiak. The boss pulled a "Trump" d...Read More
 
 
RFPs and the Mistakes Vendors Make 05/11/2011
State: NA | Segment: | 223 | 0
By Joe PadudaCompPharma and Health Strategy AssociatesI've written before about the problems caused by buyerspoor wording of questions, lack of decisiveness, failure to provide feedback, failure to make ANY decision, arrogance and churlish behavior.But vendors aren&...Read More
 
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