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Workers' Compensation News

Court Notes IRS Increase in Mileage Reimbursement Rate 11/07/2006
State: OK | Segment: Regulatory | 75 | 0
The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court noted the Internal Revenue Service announced an increase in the mileage reimbursement rate to $0.485 per mile effective Jan. 1. This is an increase from the $0.445 rate in effect for 2006, the court noted. A spokesman for the court repor...Read More
Commission Closes for Election Day, Veterans Day 11/07/2006
State: MD | Segment: Regulatory | 29 | 0 | Popular with Array
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission is closed today for Election Day. The commission will be closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day. Source: Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission ...Read More
Calif. Shuts Down Bars After Comp Fraud Conviction 11/06/2006
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 51 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Alcoholic Beverage Control Department temporarily revoked the liquor license of a north state bar owner because he was convicted of paying employees under the table to avoid workers' compensation premiums, the Eureka Times-Standard newspaper reported Saturday. The newspaper...Read More
Calif. DWC Revises Penalty Regulations 11/06/2006
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 112 | 0
The California Division of Workers' Compensation on Friday released another revision to proposed regulations that would assess penalties against claims administrators that show a pattern and practice of unfairly delaying benefits and extended the public comment period for 15 days. The p...Read More
Committee Withdraws Opioid Regulations for More Study 11/06/2006
State: OK | Segment: Top | 83 | 0
The Physicians Advisory Committee to the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court decided Friday to withdraw proposed regulations dealing with opioid prescriptions in order to give the proposal additional study, a court staff attorney reported. Bill Wiles said the committee had approved the r...Read More
Changes Sought in State Employee WC Manager 11/06/2006
State: TX | Segment: Top | 195 | 0
The Texas state agency, which manages the workers' compensation program for state employees, needs to improve its return-to-work efforts and be better prepared to pay workers' compensation claims resulting from a disaster. Those conclusions are part of a Sunset Advisory Commission staff r...Read More
Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Double-Dipping 11/06/2006
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 200 | 0
A former New York State corrections officer who was assigned to the Sing Sing Correctional Facility has pleaded guilty to falsely receiving workers compensation benefits. Leo Coletti Jr, 43, of Putnam Valley, N.Y., pleaded guilty to one count of second degree grand larceny, a class C felo...Read More
Couple Pleaded Guilty in Chiro Mill Case 11/06/2006
State: NJ | Segment: Fraud | 56 | 0
A New Jersey businessman and his girlfriend pleaded guilty to filing thousands of dollars in fraudulent insurance claims for chiropractic services and supplies provided to accident victims, many of whom were recruited with "runners," state Attorney General Stuart Rabner announced in a press release....Read More
Commission Posts New Review Board Opinions Online 11/06/2006
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 124 | 0
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission posted three opinions by the Compensation Review Board to its Web site. The opinions are Bedard v. City of Waterbury (Case No. 5140 CRB-5-06-10), Muniz v. Allied Community Resources Inc. et al. (Case No. 5025 CRB-5-05-11) and ...Read More
Council Considers Disclosing Uninsured Employers Data 11/03/2006
State: WV | Segment: Regulatory | 55 | 0
The West Virginia Workers' Compensation Industrial Council will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday to consider a report on information that can be disclosed regarding uninsured employers. The meeting will be held in rooms 207-209 in the Charleston Civic Center. Other items on the agenda i...Read More
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