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Workers' Compensation News


Bill Would Prohibit Comp Benefits for Undocumented Workers 05/19/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 574 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A provision tucked inside a biennial workers’ compensation budget bill passed by the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday would bar illegal aliens from collecting benefits if injured on the job or suing their employers in tort for occupational injuries unless they can prove the e...Read More

Board Suspends Physician for Misconduct 05/19/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 448 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Board has temporarily suspended the license of a Massachusetts physician whom the state Board for Professional Medical Conduct placed on probation for three years. ...Read More

Bill to Alter DWC Notification Requirements Headed to Governor's Desk 05/17/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 437 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Greg Abbott will soon receive another workers' compensation bill from the Texas Legislature now that the Senate has passed HB 2061. ...Read More

BWC's April Fraud Cases Involved Fudged Payroll Reports, Lapsed Coverage 05/16/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation released information on Friday about four fraud cases investigators closed in April. The cases involved fa...Read More
Benefits Now Can Be Paid by Check or Electronically 05/16/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Henry McMaster has signed into law a measure that allows payment of workers' compensation benefits by check or by an electronic payment system.  The Senate passed H.3441 by a 36-0 vote May 2, and the House unanimously passed the bill Jan. 26. H.3441 allows an employe...Read More

Bill Concerning Vocational Rehab's Impact on Benefits Becomes Law 05/15/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill to prevent employers from reducing benefits to injured workers enrolled in vocational rehabilitation programs became law last week without the governor's signature. ...Read More

Bill Would Tie EDI Noncompliance to Administrative Penalties 05/15/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 459 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The House will vote on two Senate bills Tuesday, including one that would give the commissioner of workers’ compensation additional factors to consider when levying penalties for technical violations. ...Read More

Businesses to Lawmakers: Start Over on Revising Workers' Compensation 05/15/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 584 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida business organizations are demanding that legislators go back to square one and enact a constitutional claimants’ attorney fee provision. ...Read More

Bill to Increase Burial Benefits Headed to Gov.'s Desk 05/11/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 447 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would increase the burial expense benefit for workplace fatalities is on its way to Gov. Henry McMaster’s desk after being approved by both chambers of the General Assembly. ...Read More

Bill Would Require Subcontractors to Prove They Have Comp Coverage 05/11/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 397 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A House bill that would require subcontractors to show proof of workers’ compensation coverage is headed for a third reading in the Senate. ...Read More
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