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First Responder Liaison Lands in Lubbock 10/25/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 387 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Office of Injured Employee Counsel’s new first responder liaison has been stationed in Lubbock, the home of the state representative who sponsored legislation establishing the position. ...Read More
 
 

Federal Trial Judge Tosses Worker's Claims of Disability Discrimination 10/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 407 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal trial court judge in Texas last week dismissed a worker's claim of disability discrimination after the worker allegedly suffered an on-the-job back injury. ...Read More
 
 

FDA Withholds Approval of Abuse-Deterrent Opioid 10/24/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve an extended-release opioid product called Rexista, developed by Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. ...Read More
 
 

Former DIR Director Duncan Joins Sacramento Lobbying Group 10/23/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 534 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Cal Capitol Group, a lobbying firm in Sacramento, announced that former Department of Industrial Relations Director John Duncan joined the company as a senior executive. ...Read More
 
 

Full Senate to Reconsider Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund Bill 10/19/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state Senate will again take up a bill that would shore up funding for the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund. The full chamber considered Se...Read More
 
 

Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims 10/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1445 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Four Orange County Sheriff’s deputies filed workers’ compensation claims in California for physical and psychological injuries they say they sustained during the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, according to a report by the ...Read More
 
 

Fallout Over Work-Camp Rehab Now Includes Lawsuit, Possible Comp Fraud Investigation 10/12/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Three drug-court defendants have sued the diversion program that put them to work, for no wages, at a chicken-processing plant, saying the program violates the 13th Amendment’s ban on involuntary servitude. ...Read More
 
 

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Former Postal Worker's Conviction for Comp Fraud 10/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a former postal worker’s convictions for worker’s compensation fraud, as substantial evidence established that the worker had lied about her medical condition for 15 years. ...Read More
 
 

Former Supervisor Receives Benefits for Repetitive-Trauma Injury Due to Office Work 10/06/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1642 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former San Diego County supervisor has qualified for workers' compensation benefits for a repetitive use injury to the right side of his body from using a computer, talking on the phone and completing other tasks common to white-collar work, ...Read More
 
 

Family Must Arbitrate Claims Against Waffle House for Alleged Workplace Drugging 10/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 383 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that the family of a Waffle House employee who was allegedly drugged by a colleague will have to arbitrate their claims against the eatery. ...Read More
 
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