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Employer's Procedural Flub Divested IWCC of Jurisdiction to Issue Ruling in Its Favor 10/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 303 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an employer lost the ability to contest the compensability of a worker’s claim by appealing from an arbitrator’s decision that was subjected to recall and correction instead of appealing from the corrected decision. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Not Responsible for Diagnostic Tests 09/29/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 708 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled in a split decision that an employer could refuse authorization for a psychological diagnostic test because it had not accepted the psychological condition as part of the claim. ...Read More
 
 

Evidence in Worker's Case Didn't Warrant Issuance of Dual Causation Jury Instruction 09/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 243 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to have the jury issued an instruction on dual causation when there was no evidence that her injury had more than one proximate cause.  ...Read More
 
 

Editorial Questions Whether Safety or Industrial Shift Driving Rate Cut 09/26/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 465 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries cited employers’ focus on safety and its own efforts to cut costs as key drives behind a proposed 2.5% rate cut for 2018, but the ...Read More
 
 

Ex-Owner of PEO Sentenced to 8 Years for $15M Rip-Off 09/25/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Knoxville-area woman who pleaded guilty to pocketing $5.4 million in workers' compensation insurance premiums without providing policies has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison, ...Read More
 
 

Embattled Zenefits Turning Over Brokerage Business to Others 09/22/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 857 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Zenefits, a provider of human resources management software, has announced a change in strategy in which the company will partner with outside insurance brokers rather than sell insurance itself. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Cannot Get Credit for Future Medical Unless 3rd Party Damages Say So 09/20/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 465 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When an injured worker prevails in a third-party lawsuit in Kansas, his employer cannot draw from his award to pay for future medical care unless the award specifically sets aside money for that purpose, the Court of Appeals has decided. ...Read More
 
 

Eastern Alliance Finalizes Purchase of Great Falls' Comp Renewals 09/20/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ProAssurance Corp. subsidiary Eastern Alliance Insurance Co. has finalized its purchase of the renewal rights to Great Falls Insurance Co.’s book of workers’ compensation business. ...Read More
 
 

Employee Misclassification Complaints Up 644% in First Half of 2017 09/20/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Complaints of employee misclassification were up more than 644% during the first and second quarters of 2017, compared to the first two quarters in 2016, the Industrial Commission said. ...Read More
 
 

Employers Asked to Pay as Mainstay Liabilities Near $50 Million 09/19/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1450 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The $16.9 million security deposit posted by a tribe-owned professional employer organization was enough to pay claims only for a about a year-and-a-half after the self-insured PEO became insolvent, and now its former California clients may have to pick up a $30 million tab. ...Read More
 
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