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DOL Reminder of Tax Credits for Hiring Disabled 04/01/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 136 | 0
Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and her Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) yesterday issued a press release to remind businesses that they can "do well" and "do good" by taking advantage of tax breaks offered to companies that hire people with disabilities. "We want businesses ...Read More
 
 
DOL Survey: Injuries Down, Truckers Highest Risk 03/28/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 39 | 0
A total of 1.5 million injuries and illnesses in private industry required recuperation away from work beyond the day of the incident in 2001, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor in its report on occupational injuries and illnesses released yesterday. ...Read More
 
 
Docucorp Installs System at PMA Capital 03/07/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 42 | 0
Docucorp(R) International (Nasdaq:DOCC), a provider of enterprise information solutions, yesterday announced that it signed a software licensing agreement with The PMA Insurance Group. PMA will utilize Docucorp's suite of software solutions, ranging from dynamic publishing capabilities to electronic...Read More
 
 
Dangers of Self Insurance Highlighed by SD Sup Ct 02/25/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 76 | 0
The South Dakota Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that demonstrates the risks assumed by an employer that chooses to be self-insured for workers' compensation, when it ruled that the employer stepped into the shoes of the independent rehabilitation vendor it hired and thus was liable for the v...Read More
 
 
Donegal Group Posts Net $3.6M 4Q, $12M Y02 02/24/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 58 | 0
Donegal Group Inc. (Nasdaq: DGICA, DGICB) Friday reported its results of operations for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2002. The Company continued its trend of strong underwriting quarters during the fourth quarter of 2002 with the Company posting net income of $3,627,496, or $.39...Read More
 
 
Duty to Warn Negated by Sophisticated User 02/17/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 41 | 0
A product liability claim concerning injuries from inhaling silica sand was not actionable under Iowa law, because the employer was a sophisticated user of the sand, and defendant therefore had no duty to warn of the risks posed by excessive exposure, ruled the United States Court of Appeals f...Read More
 
 
Delphi Posts Strong Earnings 4Q and Y2002 02/13/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 59 | 0
Delphi Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: DFG) yesterday announced operating earnings for fourth quarter 2002 of $20.4 million, or $0.96 per share, compared with an operating loss of $7.0 million, or $0.34 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2001. Operating earnings for full year 2002 were $79.4 million,...Read More
 
 
DEL Sup Crt: Board Power to Say Total Disability 02/12/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 65 | 0
In a case of first impression, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that an employer was entitled to reimbursement from the workers' compensation fund for benefits paid to a previously injured employee whose subsequent injury rendered him a displaced worker. In Workers' Compensation Fund v. Tr...Read More
 
 
DOL Mine Safety Workshops Scheduled 02/10/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 51 | 0
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), in cooperation with the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, will present more than 30 cooperative mine safety and health workshops around the nation to increase awareness of mining hazards. Safety professionals fro...Read More
 
 
Delphi Declares Quarterly Dividend 02/10/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 80 | 0
Delphi Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: DFG) announced Friday that its Board of Directors declared its regular quarterly cash dividend of $.08 per share payable on March 6, 2003 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 20, 2003. Delphi Financial Group, Inc. is an integrat...Read More
 
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