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AG Accuses Janitorial Staffing Firm of Underreporting Payroll 12/05/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 711 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra accused Orange County janitorial contracting company One Source Facility Solution and its chief executive officer of unfair competition violations that include underreporting payroll to a workers’ compensation carrier, failure to pay minimum wage a...Read More
 
 

Agency Revises Request for Transcript Form 12/01/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 325 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission has revised its H50 form, Request for Transcript, so that stakeholders can complete the form in a PDF format. ...Read More
 
 

Advisory Committee Previewing 2018 Legislation at Dec. 7 Meeting 11/30/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 379 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement will preview potential activity for the 2018 legislative session when it meets Dec. 7 in Albuquerque. ...Read More
 
 

Attorney Convicted of Paying for Referrals Sentenced to House Arrest 11/29/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2921 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A Northern California applicants’ attorney facing up to two years in federal prison for crimes that included paying $400,000 in client referral fees to a union boss will be confined to his home for the next three months. ...Read More
 
 

Additional Conference Called to Discuss Lien Stay Injunction 11/29/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1320 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu scheduled another conference to discuss language for the preliminary injunction that he said in October he would issue to prohibit the Division of Workers’ Compensation from staying liens before notifying claimants of the freeze through its website....Read More
 
 

Applied Underwriters Can't Compel Arbitration of Lawsuit Over EquityComp Program 11/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 679 | 0 | Popular with Other | 2 min read
The 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled that Applied Underwriters was not entitled to compel arbitration with two disgruntled customers who had purchased its EquityComp insurance program. ...Read More
 
 

Advisory Council Won't Intervene on Bad-Faith Dealings 11/27/2017
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 269 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1443 min read
The South Dakota Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council has decided it does not have the authority to address bad-faith negotiations between claimants’ attorneys and defense lawyers, and will allow carrier attorneys to take the issue directly to the Legislature. ...Read More
 
 

Arbitration Over EquityComp Disputes Not Always Going Carrier's Way 11/22/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1456 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers who signed up for the EquityComp program and ended up litigating a dispute are in some cases benefitting more from mandatory arbitration clauses than Applied Underwriters, the program’s administrator. ...Read More
 
 

Audit to Target Heavy Ordering of Lumbar Spine MRIs 11/22/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 575 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation wants stakeholder input in developing an audit plan to evaluate the appropriateness of a doctor’s decision and record-keeping that supports the ordering of lumbar spine MRIs before one month of conservative therapy. ...Read More
 
 

Almond Sorter Accused of Exaggerating Symptoms of Injury 11/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1009 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An almond sorter was charged with making false statements about the extent of her injuries after her doctors said she lied about not being able to use her right arm, Intercare Holdings Insurance Services Inc. announced. ...Read More
 
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