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Flight Training Company Ordered to Reinstate Whistleblowing Instructor 05/29/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Orlando, Florida-based SIMCOM Training Centers to reinstate a flight instructor who was fired after raising concerns about potential violations of Federal Aviation Administration regulations. ...Read More

Fee Schedule Amendments Boost Fees 2% or Less 05/29/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has adopted revisions to its workers’ compensation fee schedules that will increase maximum fees, from 0.9% to 2%, effective July 1. ...Read More
Facebook Posts Tips Claims Administrator to Double-Dipper 05/29/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A Facebook post foiled an Ohio bartender’s attempt to earn some extra income while drawing workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More

Fiscal Committee Approves Bill to Classify Janitorial Workers as Employees 05/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 143 min read
The California Assembly’s Appropriation Committee passed a bill that would create a rebuttable presumption that janitorial workers are employees rather than independent contractors. ...Read More

FDA Approves Non-Opioid Lucemyra for Opioid Withdrawal Treatment 05/18/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first non-opioid drug to relieve opioid withdrawal symptoms. The FDA ...Read More

Fraud Division Collects $5 Million in Penalties, Thanks to Earlier Investigations 05/17/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 148 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission's fraud and compliance division so far this fiscal year has collected $5.1 million in penalties from companies that fail to carry adequate workers' compensation insurance. ...Read More

Feds See Little Evidence for Restitution in Pacific Hospital Case 05/16/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1254 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
Insurance companies and patients are seeking more than $181 million in restitution from the conspirators behind the kickback scheme at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, but prosecutors said in court filings that they have little evidence to support the demands. ...Read More

Fatal Factory Fire Sparks $281K Penalty 05/15/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a cosmetics manufacturer in New Windsor, New York, after a November fire killed a worker. ...Read More

Franchisors Are Not Employers, Says Bill Set for House Vote This Week 05/14/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
Another bill designed to clarify the employer-worker relationship in the modern age could pass a state legislature this week. ...Read More

Fee Schedule Update Boosts Conversion Factor by 1.5% 05/04/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 297 min read
Washington state medical providers who treat injured workers are getting a 1.5% pay raise, under a change in conversion factors included in an updated Department of Labor & Industries rule. ...Read More
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