CT - Some In-Person Hearings to Resume Aug. 1
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission will allow a limited number of in-person hearings starting Aug.1, but parties must wear face coverings and stay more than 6 feet apart.
Hearings should continue to be held online through Microsoft Teams video conferencing, but commissioners may schedule in-person proceedings if a telec...
MN - 1,500 Frontline Workers File Claims Since Presumption Law Passed
Since Minnesota lawmakers in April approved a COVID-19 presumption law for frontline workers, more than 1,500 of them have filed workers' comp claims after catching the disease, state officials said.
The state Department of Labor and Industry had received 2,018 COVID-19-related claims by June 26, according to a news report. Some 1,567 of those...
NATL. - Reports: Workers Sickened With COVID-19 Fight for Comp Benefits
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The Associated Press and Kaiser Health News, in separate articles published Monday, reported that some frontline workers who contract COVID-19 will face a fight to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
The Associated Press reported that “essential workers who get the coronavirus on the job have no guarantee in most states they&r...
RI - Cleaning Contractor Charged With Underreporting Payroll
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The owner of a cleaning company has been charged with failing to maintain workers’ compensation coverage and with underreporting payroll by more than $300,000, the Rhode Island attorney general said Thursday.
Marcello Pompa, 37, of Saugus, Massachusetts, also underpaid 16 workers between 2017 and 2019, when the cleaning service went out of b...