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Claimant Appeals Translator-Fee Denial 06/08/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 284 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Los Angeles woman has appealed a workers' compensation judge's denial of her lien for language-translator services, in part, because Korean-speaking doctors were available to her. The claimant filed a petition for reconsideration of Judge Gilbert Katen's decision in Michelle Chang vs....Read More
Calif. Roofers Reminded to Get Comp Coverage 06/08/2006
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 140 | 0
The California Contractors State Licensing Board sent out a reminder Wednesday that a new law signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on May 26 will require all active roofing contractors to obtain workers' compensation coverage. Assembly Bill 881 contains new licensing requirements for...Read More
Chamber Says Insurers Overcharging Small Businesses 06/08/2006
State: SC | Segment: Politics | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal
More than half of South Carolina small businesses that qualify for reduced premiums because claims were paid by the state's Second Injury Fund are not getting the credits they deserve, the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce charged Wednesday. The Small Business Chamber said...Read More
Commission Issues New Subpoena Form 06/08/2006
State: IL | Segment: Regulatory | 66 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission has issued a new subpoena form (IC16) that allows the parties to agree that a witness need not appear in person to tesify in a case. The revision added a check box stating that the petitioner and respondent have agreed that the person being subp...Read More
CHOICE Picks Panel for Awards 06/07/2006
State: FL | Segment: Events | 249 | 0
CHOICE Medical Management Services has picked a six-member panel of risk managers, insurers and a physician to select the winners for its fourth annual Florida CHOICE Awards for Workers' Compensation. The program recognizes outstanding physicians and practices treating Florida's injured emp...Read More
Calif. 2nd: Lockheed Had Duty Under FEHA 06/06/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 522 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeals ruled that rescission of a job offer on medical conditions to an injured worker previously laid off as part of a workforce reduction program may violate the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the employer must engage in an info...Read More
Cal/OSHA Fines Bay Bridge Builder $5,800 06/06/2006
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 409 | 0
The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued $5,800 in citations to a contractor on the Bay Bridge project in San Francisco after finding discrepencies between actual injuries and injuries logged by the company. Cal/OSHA said in a press release that it issued t...Read More
Command Center Chooses AIG for Comp Coverage 06/06/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 76 | 0
Command Center Inc., a temporary staffing firm, announced Monday that it has secured company-wide workers' compensation and general liability insurance policies from American International Group, effective immediately. "We are delighted to have formed this alliance with AIG to support o...Read More
Commissioner Urges Informal Dispute Resolutions 06/06/2006
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 98 | 0
Workers' Compensation Commissioner Albert Betts has called on parties with disputes over income benefits to "come to the table with informal resolution as a goal" when benefit review conferences (BRCs) are held. In a Division of Workers' Compensation newsletter Betts reported DWC has develo...Read More
Caremark's CEO Highest Paid in Industry 06/06/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 244 | 0
Caremark Rx Chairman/CEO Edwin M. "Mac" Crawford was the highest paid executive among publicly traded pharmacy benefit management (PBM) firms in 2005, according to Atlantic Information Services' Drug Benefit News. Crawford's total compensation package amounted to more than $5.8 million, bas...Read More
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