OR - Registration Opens for Educational Conference
Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services opened registration for its 16th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference scheduled for the end of September.
The conference is designed for those working in the state’s work comp system, with general sessions providing information about the entire industry, and concurrent workshops that focus on specific issues.
The department said the 2018 conference will include basic workshops for those new to the state’s system, as well as advanced workshops for those more familiar with the state’s rules.
CA - Civilian LAPD Worker Pleads Guilty to Comp Fraud
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A civilian worker for the Los Angeles Police Department pleaded guilty to one felony count of insurance fraud and was ordered to pay $3,491 in restitution, county prosecutors announced.
Gerald R. Pulley, 51, was a senior clerk typist for the department. The District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that Pulley had been on temporary disability leave when he was cleared to return to work in February 2017.
Rather than go back to his job, Pulley returned to a second job working as a security guard while continuing to collect benefits from the Police Department.
Pulley’s felony ...
WI - Rates to Drop For Third Straight Year
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Most Wisconsin employers will see another drop in workers' compensation rates after the state insurance commissioner approved a rate reduction for the third straight year.
Commissioner Ted Nickel
The Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau recommended a 6.03% rate reduction last month and the commissioner of insurance approved it last week.
It goes into effect Oct. 1, and follows an 8.46% decline in 2017 and a 3.19% drop in 2016, the Department of Workforce Development announced.
The latest reduction is expected to save about $134 million annually for Wisconsin employers. Wisc...