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Governor Sparks Outcry by Reviewing Rules Before They're Published 08/20/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 296 | 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

Goldberg Segalla Opens Office in OC 08/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 467 | 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 | 138 | 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 | 156 | 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 | 146 | 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 | 345 | 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

Gov. Signs Electronic Notice Bill Into Law 07/20/2018
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2552 min read
Delaware Gov. John Carney has signed into law a bill that will allow the Industrial Accident Board to send hearing notices and decisions by email instead of certified mail.  ...Read More

Governor Names Segarra to WC Commission 07/20/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 310 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 50 min read
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Wednesday nominated former Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra to serve on the state's Workers' Compensation Commission. ...Read More

Grand Jury Indicts Two More Docs in Pacific Hospital Kickback Case 07/18/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
A federal grand jury indicted two Southern California surgeons for allegedly accepting kickbacks to operate on patients referred to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. ...Read More
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