NY - Schenectady Could Opt in to Paid Leave Plan Managed by WC Board
Schenectady may soon become one of the first cities in New York to opt in to a paid family leave program administered by the state Workers' Compensation Board.
Under a state law that took effect in 2018, private employers in New York are mandated to provide paid leave for new parents, medical caregivers and family members of those deployed abr...
OH - Contractor Double-Dipped for 8 Years; Now Headed to Prison
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For eight years, an Ohio man received workers' compensation benefits while working as a contractor, prosecutors said. Now, he'll have to spend seven months in prison for defrauding the state compensation system.
Louis Cooper, 57, of the Cleveland area, will also have to pay more than $246,000 in restitution for the fraudulent benefits he r...
TX - PHI Air Medical Files for Bankruptcy; Could Affect Texas Case
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The global helicopter transport company at the heart of a dispute over whether air ambulance firms can be bound by workers' compensation fee schedules has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
PHI Air Medical, the defendant in a closely watched case now before the Texas Supreme Court, made the filing Thursday. The move came as no surpris...
TX - ICT Hosts Comp Seminar April 11
The Insurance Council of Texas will host its 2019 Workers' Compensation Seminar April 11 in Austin.
The event will be held at the TCEA Conference Center, 3100 Alvin Devane Boulevard, and will offer sessions on pending legislation, recently adopted rules, the intoxication defense, fraud investigation techniques, designated doctor rules, the...