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Appropriations Committee Passes Debit Card Payment Bill 08/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 435 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Assembly Appropriations Committee passed a bill that would allow California employers to use prepaid debit cards to pay indemnity benefits. Th...Read More

Amendments Would Allow, not Mandate, Coverage for Las Vegas Shooting 08/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 469 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A recently amended bill would allow, but not explicitly require, California cities and counties to provide workers’ compensation benefits to peace officers injured while outside of the state. ...Read More

Another Insys Employee Pleads Guilty to Kickbacks 08/10/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The dragnet targeting pharmaceutical manufacturers that pay medical providers to write opioid prescriptions has continued to widen. Two month...Read More

Auditor to Compare Treatment Provided to Inmates, Guards 08/09/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 840 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
SACRAMENTO, California — State lawmakers on Wednesday requested an audit comparing medical treatment provided to inmates who were injured while assigned to work details with the treatment provided to correctional officers through the workers’ compensation system. ...Read More

Auto Dealership Settles OSHA Case After 3 Die in Fire 08/09/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
An Alabama auto dealership has agreed to pay $114,074 in penalties to resolve citations issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration after three employees were fatally injured. ...Read More

Advisory Council to Hear From NCCI on Loss Costs and Risk 08/09/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The Tennessee Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will meet Aug. 27 to discuss a number of issues facing insurers and employers this year, the council announced Wednesday.&nb...Read More

Another Court Sides With Air Ambulance Company on WC Fee Schedules 08/08/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 652 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
Another court has found that air ambulances cannot be restrained by workers’ compensation fee schedules. But questions remain about what, if anything, can set the prices of interstate air carriers, and it could be years before the matter is settled. ...Read More

Amended Bill Would Require Employers to Provide Notice of Eligibility for $120M Fund Payments 08/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 424 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 100 min read
Employers in California would be required to notify the Department of Industrial Relations when a worker receives the job retraining voucher and is thereby eligible for payment from the $120 million Return-to-Work Supplement Program, under amended legislation introduced Monday. ...Read More

Appeals Court Ruling Could Reopen Claims Determined by AMA 6th Edition, Lawyer Says 08/07/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 730 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
After years of legislation that tilted the playing field in favor of employers, the ground seems to have shifted back toward workers a bit in the state of Kansas. ...Read More

AIG Names Jonathan Wismer Deputy CFO 08/07/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
American International Group has appointed Jonathan Wismer as senior vice president, deputy chief financial officer and chief accounting officer, effective immediately. ...Read More
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