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Galveston Police Join Austin in Parking Ford Explorers Over Carbon Monoxide Concerns 08/07/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 346 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The city of Galveston has joined Austin in pulling its Ford Explorer police cruisers off the road because of carbon monoxide worries. Twenty-seven modif...Read More

Governor's Office: State RTW Program Reaches Milestone 08/04/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 551 | 0 | Popular with Legal
July marked the first month that the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet's Return-to-Work Program saw more workers returning to modified-duty positions than recovering at home, Gov. Matt Bevin's office announced.  ...Read More
Gonzalez Elected Board Chairman of Chesapeake Employers 08/04/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 438 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chesapeake Employers’ board of directors has elected V. Rocky Gonzalez to be chairman, effective immediately. Gonzalez succeeds Charles Dankmeyer, who is now serving as a board member. In other officer changes announced this week, Leonard Schuler Jr. has been named vice chai...Read More

GAO Report: Air Ambulance Rates Doubled From 2010-14 08/02/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 737 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office confirms a trend that workers' compensation regulators have been pointing out for years: Air ambulance rates are rising significantly. ...Read More

Governor Gets Bill That Would Eliminate Restriction on Compensability 07/21/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 754 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Lawmakers have sent Gov. Gina Raimondo a bill that repeals a provision of law that would have limited compensable injuries in some cases to 65% and greater of functional impairment. ...Read More

Governor Vetoes Bill to Cover Newspaper Carriers Under Workers' Comp 07/19/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 452 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would have eliminated a long-standing law that allowed newspaper carriers to be classified as independent contractors instead of employees covered under workers’ compensation. ...Read More
Governor Signs Medical Examiner Chaperone Bill 07/17/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 502 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law a bill that allows injured workers to bring chaperones to employer-requested medical examinations. Ige on July 10 signed SB 859, by Sen Gilbert S.C. Keith-Aga...Read More

Governor Signs Weakened Employer Compliance Bill, Nurse Treatment Bill 07/14/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: HI | Segment: Top | 720 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Hawaii Gov. David Ige this week signed into law a bill that will allow advanced practice registered nurses to treat injured workers, and another measure that stiffens penalties against employers who don't provide workers' compensation coverage.  ...Read More

Goldberg Segalla Hires Workers' Comp Defense Attorney in Albany Office 07/11/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 454 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The business law firm Goldberg Segalla has hired Susan Biggins Owens as a workers' compensation defense attorney in its Albany office, the Albany Times-Union reported Sunday. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Limiting Benefits, Compromise Settlements 07/07/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 806 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Eric Greitens on Wednesday signed into law a workers’ compensation bill he said will improve the state’s business climate and rein in trial lawyers. ...Read More
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