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ACOEM Guidance Warns About Costs of Obesity 01/09/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers pay a high price for worker obesity, whether it’s from elevated employee medical costs, more absences from work or an increase in workplace injuries, according to the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. ...Read More

Attorney, Local Politician Robert Prisco Sworn In as WCJ 01/09/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Attorney and local politician Robert Prisco was sworn in as a New Jersey workers' compensation judge last week, the Burlington County Times reported. ...Read More

Amended Bill Defines Day Laborers Eligible for Comp Coverage 01/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 673 | 1 | Popular with Legal
Maintenance workers, gardeners and landscapers hired on a one-time basis would be covered by California’s workers’ compensation laws under recent amendments to a bill intended to extend coverage to the estimated 40,000 day laborers working in the Golden State. ...Read More

Appellate Court Lifts $500K Cap on Non-Economic Damages in Civil Suits 01/05/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Civil-suit plaintiffs in Oregon can thank an injured worker for this week’s appellate court decision to lift the state’s $500,000 cap on non-economic damages in civil suits. ...Read More

Attorneys Lament Virtual Hearing Project, Citing Myriad Issues 01/05/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 352 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Six weeks into a virtual hearings project in which cases are heard by video, attorneys on both sides say they already are seeing technical difficulties and that the lack of court reporters is a violation of the workers’ compensation statute. ...Read More

AmComp Heads to Las Vegas in March for Annual Conference 01/03/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Registration is now open for the American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals, or AmComp, annual conference on March 15-16 in Las Vegas. ...Read More

Another State Moves Toward 5-Day Opioid Limit 01/02/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
South Carolina is the latest state to move toward a supply limit for initial prescriptions of opioids for acute pain. Gov. Henry McMaster ...Read More

Agency Proposes Changes to Rate Limits for Temporary Nursing Agency Services 01/02/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has proposed amendments to 101 CMR 345.00, temporary nursing services. The proposed amendments estab...Read More

Agency to Consider Reducing Relativities by 15% 12/29/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 372 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The insurance commissioner will hold a public hearing to consider a recommendation by the Department of Insurance to revise Texas’ workers’ compensation classification relativities. ...Read More
Analysts Downgrade Ratings for Employers Insurance 12/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Zacks Investment Research changed its rating of Employers Holdings this week from “buy” to “hold,” according to a report by Week Herald....Read More
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