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Chula Vista Restaurant Faces $274,000 Penalty for Comp, Wage Violations 08/17/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 424 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su fined a Chula Vista restaurant more than $110,000 for workers’ compensation and wage violations, and ordered the company to pay $164,000 in back wages to six workers. ...Read More

Fraud Fighters to Convene for Two-Day Conference 08/17/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 547 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Employers’ Fraud Task Force is hosting “The Big 2017 Fraud Fighting Conference” on Aug. 24-25 at the Pala Resort and Casino in northern San Diego County. ...Read More

New EDI Standard Expands Electronic Options for FROI, SROI 08/17/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An international organization has rolled out updated standards for electronically submitted first report of injury forms, a move that some say may cause short-term headaches but ultimately will provide long-term benefits for those handling workers’ comp claims. ...Read More

Appeals Court Approves Dismissal of Terminated Arbitrators' Lawsuit 08/17/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal appeals court affirmed a lower court's decision to toss a lawsuit that four Illinois workers' compensation arbitrators filed against the state after they lost their jobs in 2011. ...Read More

Labor Advocates Say Impairment Guidelines Do Not Need Revisions 08/17/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance has published a study showing that 81% of the 847 injured workers surveyed believe they were not fairly compensated for lost wages. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Award to Worker for Impairment of Speech 08/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DE | Segment: NORTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Delaware Superior Court judge upheld a decision of the Industrial Accident Board denying a worker’s claim for benefits for an impairment to his speech function, finding his award for traumatic brain injury had adequately compensated for this condition. ...Read More

Narrowly Divided Court Overturns Schedule Loss of Use Award to Worker 08/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A narrowly divided Mississippi Court of Appeals overturned a decision by the Workers' Compensation Commission awarding a worker benefits for a schedule loss of use of her leg instead of her lost wage-earning capacity. ...Read More

Story Probes Florida Law's Impact on Injured Undocumented Workers 08/17/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ProPublica and NPR published another joint investigation of the workers' compensation system Wednesday, focusing this report on a Florida law that criminalizes undocumented worke...Read More

Business-Friendly Work Comp Bill to Go Into Effect Aug. 28 08/17/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A workers' compensation bill whose passage accomplished the Missouri Chamber of Commerce's two legislative priorities for the year will go into effect Aug. 28. ...Read More

OSHA Fines Paperboard Mill $357,445 for 61 Violations 08/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York paperboard mill faces $357,445 in penalties for exposing workers to 61 safety and health hazards, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said on Wednesday. ...Read More
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