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Employers ID Cumulative Trauma as Work Comp Quagmire 07/13/2018
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1846 | 5 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
ANAHEIM, California — California employers on Thursday gave the state labor secretary a trophy to take back to Gov. Jerry Brown for bringing stability to the workers’ compensation system, while sending a message to the next governor that they want something done about cumulative traum...Read More

Employers Hope Comp Won't Be Gavin Newsom's 'Glorious Mistake' 07/12/2018
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1541 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
ANAHEIM, California — The perennial patient that is California’s workers’ comp system is stable, not dead, after eight years under a Democratic governor who turned out to be far more business-friendly than expected, an employer group’s lobbyist said Wednesday. ...Read More

Electronic Billing Slowly Spreading in Comp 07/12/2018
State: NA | Segment: Top | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 78 min read
By Eddie Curran WCC correspondent It seems old fashioned, even quaint. But in most states, many medical providers and payers of workers’ comp claims still deal in paper with bills sent by mail or fax, and payments made through mailed checks. ...Read More

Epic Appoints Principal for Automotive Industry Clients 07/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced Tuesday the appointment of Eric Kitei as a principal for the firm’s Southern California operation. He will focus on auto dealers and the automotive industry. ...Read More

Employer Can Enforce Lien Against Worker's Recovery Pursuant to 'High/Low' Agreement 07/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 142 min read
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that an employer’s lien applies to the proceeds collected by an employee pursuant to the terms of a “high/low” agreement in his medical malpractice claim. ...Read More

Employer Entitled to Summary Judgment on Claim of Discrimination, Retaliation 07/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 77 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an employer was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s claims for discrimination and retaliation, since it was undisputed that his employment ended because of his refusal to accept a light-duty position. ...Read More

EDI Claims Release 3.1 Guide and Tables Now Available 07/02/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Array | 11 min read
The Indiana Workers' Compensation Board's upgraded electronic data interchange website, regarding the more-robust claims release standard 3.1, is now available, although trading partner registration is not, the board announced. ...Read More

Electronic Hearing Notice Bill Heads to Governor 07/02/2018
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 187 min read
A bill that would allow the Industrial Accident Board to send hearing notices and decisions by email instead of certified mail has been passed by the state legislature. ...Read More

Excavating Company Deemed Severe Violator After Trench Fatality 06/26/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited an excavating company in Mason, Ohio, after an employee was killed in a trench collapse. ...Read More

EnableComp Appoints Chief Sales and Marketing Officer 06/26/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
EnableComp, a billing and collection service, announced Monday the appointment of Brad Cross as chief sales and marketing officer. ...Read More
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