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Bill Would Require Death Benefit Decision Within 6 Months 07/18/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 432 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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 | 321 | 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 | 462 | 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 | 605 | 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 | 566 | 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 | 583 | 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 | 415 | 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
 
 

BWC Will Unveil Adjuster Certification Program at Public Hearing 07/11/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold three public hearings Aug. 29 on proposed changes to its general rules, claims handling standards and adjuster certification program. ...Read More
 
 

Bridge Worker's Fall On Co-Worker Prompts $189K in OSHA Fines 07/06/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division has issued a fine of $189,000 for nine safety violations — two of them willful — to a contractor working on the Ross Island Bridge in Portland. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Aimed at Postmortem Testing May Help Comp Claimants 07/06/2017
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 522 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Legislation that passed the New Jersey state Assembly that would require medical examiners to conduct tests that may be needed for dependents to request benefits could help the widows and widowers of firefighters pursue workers’ compensation claims, according to a report by the New Jersey H...Read More
 
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