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Government Contractor Can Compel Arbitration of Employee's Injury Claim 04/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided Texas appellate court ruled that an arbitration agreement between a worker and her employer, a government military contractor, was valid and enforceable. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Signs Bills Related to Payment Methods, Settlements 04/25/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 183 min read
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed into law two workers’ comp-related bills. ...Read More
 
 
Gupta Named Chief Deputy Commissioner 04/23/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 103 min read
Sumit Gupta, who has been deputy commissioner since 2014, has been named chief deputy commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the commission announced this week. Gupta has served in a number of roles at the...Read More
 
 

General Counsel to Take Over as Executive Director of Rating Bureau 04/19/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 351 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The New Jersey Compensation and Inspection Bureau has appointed Paul G. Witko as executive director, effective May 1. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Signs Bill Increasing Death Benefits 04/16/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed into law a bill that increases death benefits, including a hike in maximum benefits to dependents, to $100,000 from $18,500. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Approves Coverage Rules for LLC Owners 04/13/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law a bill that allows majority shareholders of corporations and limited liability companies to opt in to workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More
 
 

Gov. Names Two New Compensation Judges, Reappoints Six 04/10/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Gov. Rick Scott has reappointed six workers' compensation judges in Florida and named two new ones. ...Read More
 
 

Greg Farmer Joins Alternative Service Concepts in Irving 04/04/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Alternative Service Concepts, a national third-party claims administrator, has hired Greg Farmer as a national account executive in the company’s office in Irving, Texas. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Signs Rate Deviation Bill; Amended LLC Bill Returns to House 04/02/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law a bill intended to clarify how workers’ compensation carriers can use the tiered-rating system lawmakers approved last year. ...Read More
 
 
Governor Signs PTSD Bill for First Responders 03/29/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 626 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed into law a measure that extends workers' compensation to first responders who've been traumatized by what they've experienced on the job. ...Read More
 
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