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Governor Signs Reform Bill Closing Second Injury Fund, Creating Contractor Status Test 08/28/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed into law a reform bill that will close the Second Injury Fund to claims for injuries occurring after Aug. 31. ...Read More

Governor Revises Comp Provisions in Tribe's Gaming Compact 08/23/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 322 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an amended tribal gaming compact with the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, updating workers’ compensation provisions. ...Read More

Guaranty Fund Must Pay for Self-Insured Employer's Safety Violations 08/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
In a case of first impression, the Kentucky Supreme Court last week ruled that the state Coal Employers Self-Insurance Guaranty Fund can be held liable for a defunct mining company’s intentional violation of safety regulations. ...Read More

Governor Sparks Outcry by Reviewing Rules Before They're Published 08/20/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
Much of Texas has been abuzz for the past week about Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent order requiring state agencies to run new regulations by him before they're published or commented on. ...Read More

Governor Launches Task Force on Worker Misclassification 08/13/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 117 min read
Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday signed an executive order to establish an interagency task force ...Read More

Goldberg Segalla Opens Office in OC 08/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 502 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
International law firm Goldberg Segalla opened an office in Orange County and named five attorneys who will work in its workers’ compensation practice group representing California employers. ...Read More

Guard Gets Benefits for Assault by Colleague 08/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An Arizona appellate court ruled that a physical assault arises out of employment when the only interactions between the worker and his assailant occurred at work. ...Read More

General Contractor's Carrier Owed No Coverage to Subcontractor's Employee 08/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that the special liability insurance carrier for a general contractor did not owe coverage for the workers’ compensation benefits the contractor had to pay to an uninsured subcontractor’s injured employee. ...Read More

Gavilon Grain Contests Citations After Two Worker Deaths 08/01/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A grain-bin operator in Wichita, Kansas, is facing proposed federal penalties of $507,374 after two workers were fatally engulfed in a soybean storage bin. ...Read More

Governor Expands Traumatic-Event Counseling Requirements 07/20/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 383 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey held a ceremony Wednesday to celebrate a bill he signed in April that expanded the traumatic-event counseling program for ...Read More
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