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Bankruptcy Filing Pits Labor Department Against Self-Insured Employer 07/21/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 663 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is fighting in bankruptcy court for $92,000 to cover workers’ compensation claims from a self-insured company that filed for Chapter 11 reorganization. ...Read More

BWC Rule Steers Workers Away From Lumbar Fusion Surgeries 07/19/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 444 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Five years ago, when public health officials were sounding an alarm about the overuse of opioids, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation's new top doctor examined which procedures led to the highest rates of opioid use. ...Read More

Bill Requiring Small-Business Owner on SCIF Board Up for Third Vote in Senate 07/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 419 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Senate on Monday was considering a bill that would require the governor to appoint a small-business owner to serve on the State Compensation Insurance Fund board of directors. ...Read More

Bill Would Require Death Benefit Decision Within 6 Months 07/18/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 336 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Two New Jersey lawmakers introduced a bill last week that would require agencies to decide whether the families of volunteer first responders could receive death benefits within six months of the volunteer's death.  ...Read More

BWC Closes Cases Against 10 07/18/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation will receive more than $90,000 in restitution from 10 residents now that it has closed criminal cases against them. ...Read More

Board Gives Guidance on 'Labor Market Attachment' in Response to New Law 07/17/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 371 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A new law that no longer requires workers on permanent partial disability to seek employment within their medical restrictions will create a system of deadbeats and raise system costs, defense attorneys say. ...Read More

Board Approves Disability Retirement for Officer With PTSD From Pulse Nightclub Shooting 07/17/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 492 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Police Pension Board for the City of Orlando approved a disability retirement for a 37-year-old officer diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome, a decision that the officer's attorney called “unprecedented,” ...Read More

Bill to Regulate PEOs Clears First Hurdle 07/14/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that recognizes and registers professional employer organizations has passed the Senate Labor and Workforce Development Committee and has been referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee. ...Read More

Bill Proposes CHSWC Create Training Program for Child Care Workers 07/12/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation would be required to create and maintain an “Early Educator’s Occupational Safety and Health Training Program” under a bill pending before California lawmakers. ...Read More

BWC Reports to Legislature on Difficulty of Implementing a Drug Formulary 07/11/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Implementing a drug formulary has been more difficult than creating the accompanying medical treatment guidelines, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation says in an annual repo...Read More
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