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Governor Signs OSIP Data Reporting, CalOSHA Record-Keeping Bill 09/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill allowing the publication of some information related to the cost of public self-insured programs and clarifying the time frame during which employers can be penalized for failing to abide workplace safety record-keeping requirements ...Read More

Gov. Signs Child Support Payment Interception Bill 09/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 752 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 127 min read
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill intended to increase collections for past-due child support payments by intercepting insurance benefits. ...Read More

Governor's Flight on Sedgwick Jet Draws Election-Year Scrutiny 09/14/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds reportedly received ethics approval to fly with her family last year to an Iowa State University bowl game free of charge on a jet owned by Sedgwick, which administers workers’ comp claims for state employees. ...Read More

Goldberg Segalla Appoints 2 in Garden City 09/05/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Goldberg Segalla law firm announced Tuesday that it has added special counsel Matthew P. Palazzola and associate Derek M. Zisser to the firm’s general liability and workers’ compensation practice groups in Garden City, New Jersey. ...Read More

Governor Signs Medical Pot Expansion but Vetoes Bill to Help Doctors Get Paid 08/31/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 484 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
Thanks to action taken this week by the governor, Illinois injured workers will soon qualify for medical marijuana in lieu of opioids. But the doctors who write the prescriptions may still not get paid for months, or even years. ...Read More

Governor Signs Reform Bill Closing Second Injury Fund, Creating Contractor Status Test 08/28/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 152 | 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 | 285 | 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 | 98 | 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 | 291 | 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 | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 117 min read
Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday signed an executive order to establish an interagency task force ...Read More
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