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Fencing Manufacturer Fined $199,996 for Continued Violations 01/11/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited chain-link fence manufacturer Aruvil International Inc. $199,996 for continued safety violations at its Pennsauken, New Jersey, facility. ...Read More

Former Insurance Agent Gets Year in Jail for Stealing Premiums 01/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former California insurance agent was sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay $100,363 in restitution Friday after pleading guilty to felony theft and securities fraud charges, the ...Read More

Former Self-Insurance Trust Member Can't Disqualify Opposing Counsel in 3rd-Party Action 12/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a law firm that had previously represented a member of a group self-insurance trust was not disqualified from representing a party being sued for alleged fraud. ...Read More

Flooring Manufacturer Fined $514K for Safety Violations 12/26/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined an Ohio flooring company $514,236 for failing to use adequate procedures to protect workers from unintentional machine activation. ...Read More

Fourth State Will Require Electronic Medical Billing for Payers, Providers 12/19/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 423 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Tennessee has finalized rules and will join North Carolina, Minnesota and Texas as the only states to require workers’ compensation payers and providers to invoice and pay medical bills electronically. ...Read More

Fla. PEO Under Fire for Denying Undocumented Workers' Claims Tried Same Tactics in Calif. 12/15/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 945 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When representatives of Southern California firm Kamran Staffing Inc. learned from an insurance broker that a Florida professional employer organization could handle their workers’ compensation for cheap, they thought they’d found a pretty good deal. ...Read More

Fired Governor's Aide Named to Appeals Board 12/15/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 344 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Jim Justice has appointed his fired chief of staff to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Review, a three-member panel that hears appeals of comp claims. ...Read More

Former Mayor Arrested on Felony Insurance Fraud Charges 12/13/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 291 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An insurance salesman in Franklin who served a stint as mayor of the city was arrested on felony insurance fraud charges, the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation announced on Tuesday. ...Read More

Formulary Rules Approved for Jan. 1 Implementation 12/11/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1052 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Even though California regulators revised prescription drug formulary rules twice before adopting a final version that takes effect Jan. 1, uncertainty about how the workers’ compensation system will adapt to the changes leaves open the possibility of more revisions in the future ...Read More

Forklift Emissions Lead to Citations for Farm Supply Store 12/11/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A home and farm supply center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is facing proposed fines of $14,000 after state safety inspectors allegedly found elevated carbon monoxide levels at the facility due to emissions from improperly maintained forklifts. ...Read More
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