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Governor Signs Cancer Presumption Bill 07/12/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 257 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law a bill creating a presumption that cancer is an occupational disease for full-time firefighters who meet certain conditions. ...Read More
Group Self Insurance Trust Can Compel Retroactive Approval of Worker's 3rd Party Settlement 07/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a group self-insurance trust was entitled to an order compelling the Special Funds Conservation Committee to retroactively approve of an injured worker’s settlement with a third-party tort-feasor. Case: In the Matter of Empire State Transportati...Read More

Gov. Approves Extra Pay for Docs Treating Firefighter Cancer Claims 07/09/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law a bill that could allow doctors to receive a bonus for treating firefighters with compensable cancer claims. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Limiting Payouts From Uninsured Fund 07/05/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 525 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 53 min read
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed into law a bill that limits the amount that injured workers and their dependents could receive from the state's uninsured employer fund. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Allowing WC Payments by Direct Deposit 06/29/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 544 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu this week signed into law a measure that allows workers' compensation benefits to be paid by direct deposit. ...Read More

Governor Taps High School Classmate to Fill WCAB Vacancy 06/26/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3759 | 5 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown tapped a high school classmate to fill one of three vacancies on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and to get a hefty raise in the process. ...Read More

Gov. Signs Bill Restoring Dedicated Workers' Comp Fund 06/15/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 273 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 232 min read
Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law a bill that fixes a mistake made earlier this year and restores a dedicated source of funding to the Office of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

Government Employee Collecting Pension Benefits Can't Also Get Full Comp PTD Amount 06/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 277 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A divided Maryland Court of Special Appeals last month ruled that state transit authority employee was not entitled to retain his full workers’ compensation benefits and full disability pension benefits for the same injury. ...Read More

Governor Considers Clemency for 'Coingate' Convict 06/12/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 319 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is weighing a recommendation to oppose clemency for a man serving an 18-year prison sentence for stealing from a $50 million rare-coin fund he oversaw for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More

Greenwalt Resigns from EPA, Becomes Counsel to WC Commission 06/08/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 264 | 3 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The senior attorney for the embattled head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has resigned from the federal agency and will soon become general counsel for the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission. ...Read More
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