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Workers' Compensation News


Former JCC Wins 1st Round in Legal Battle Challenging Nominating Commission 01/17/2018
State: FL | Segment: Top | 395 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
Former Florida Judge of Compensation Claims Gerardo Castiello has prevailed in his first of three challenges to the process used to nominate workers’ compensation judges. ...Read More

Feds Net 3 Convictions for Pain Cream Kickback Scheme 01/17/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 548 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Orlando, Florida-area pharmacy owner, doctor and patient recruiter have been convicted of roles in a pain-cream kickback scheme that defrauded the military’s health care program of about $4.3 million, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced. ...Read More

Former Temp Agency Head to Report for 2-Year Federal Sentence March 1 01/17/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 300 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A woman in charge of several Massachusetts temporary employment agencies will report to federal prison on March 1 to serve a two-year sentence on tax evasion charges. ...Read More

Fees for Temporary Nursing Services to Increase by $2 Million 01/16/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Amendments to the regulation on temporary nursing services would raise the maximum rate for services by $2.05 million, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services says. ...Read More

Fencing Manufacturer Fined $199,996 for Continued Violations 01/11/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 414 | 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 | 1015 | 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 | 448 | 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 | 276 | 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
State: TN | Segment: Top | 976 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
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
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1271 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 62 min read
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
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