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Ex-Councilman, Motel Owner Faces Prison Time for Work Comp Fraud, Other Felonies 12/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 513 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A former Red Bluff city councilman has pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud and three other felonies stemming from his operation of an America’s Best Value Inn in the Northern California city, the Redding Record Searchlight ...Read More

Editorial Board Urges Lawmakers to Fix State's Comp System 12/22/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Saying it's time to rebalance a workers' compensation system they believe has become heavily tilted in favor of insurers, the editorial board of a Hawaii nonprofit news site advocated for change in an editorial this week.  ...Read More

Employer Can't Take Direct Appeal of Determination of Timeliness of Claim 12/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer could not take a direct appeal from an interlocutory ruling from the workers’ compensation court as to the timeliness of a worker’s claim filing. ...Read More

Employer Can't Avoid PTD Award Because of Failure to Raise Workforce Abandonment 12/19/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an employer was not entitled to mandamus relief denying a worker’s application for permanent total disability benefits because the employer failed to cite job market abandonment during proceedings before the state Industrial Commission. ...Read More

Employer's Expert Testimony From Doctors in Same Field Wasn't Improperly Cumulative 12/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer did not offer improperly cumulative testimony by presenting the opinions of two physicians in the same specialty. ...Read More

E-Filing, Claims Resolution Rules Effective Jan. 1 12/19/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Starting Jan. 1, most pleadings to the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration will have to be filed electronically, according to notice published in the Nov. 28 edition of the state Register.  ...Read More

Employee Misclassification Law Becomes Effective Dec. 31 12/19/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has notified stakeholders of a new employee misclassification statute that goes into effect Dec. 31. ...Read More

Exclusivity Barred Worker's Tort Action Against Colleague for Vanpool Accident 12/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 264 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a restaurant worker could not proceed with her lawsuit against a coworker for injuries in a car accident that occurred while the colleague was driving her to work in a van owned by their employer. ...Read More

Exclusive Remedy Didn't Shield Supervisor From Claims of Assault and Battery 12/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 732 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A California appellate court ruled that the exclusive remedy provision of the workers’ compensation law did not bar a worker from suing her former supervisor after he allegedly threw a phone at her and knocked her unconscious by pushing her into a door. ...Read More
Erie Promotes HR VP to Executive Vice President 12/13/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 349 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Erie Insurance has promoted Dionne Wallace Oakley to executive vice president of human resources and strategy, the carrier said in a press release. ...Read More
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