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Governmental Immunity Doesn't Protect Employer From Discrimination Action 02/21/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 200 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
In a case of first impression, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a state statute constitutes a waiver of immunity for claims against any governmental entity or employer that discriminates against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More

Gov's Reforms Scheduled for Hearing in Finance Committee 02/20/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 142 min read
The Finance Committee of the Alaska House of Representatives will hold a hearing today on a reform bill proposed by the governor that would revise the definition of an independent contractor and eliminate the state’s Second Injury Fund. ...Read More
Governor Nominates Deputy Commissioner for Leadership Role 02/15/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
Gov. Roy Cooper has nominated Industrial Commission Deputy Commissioner Robert Harris to serve a six-year term as commissioner. Harris, 51, has worked at the Industrial Commission since 2003. He was appointed to serve as a deputy commissioner in 2005. Harris holds a bachelor&rsquo...Read More
Governor Appoints New Director of DLIR 02/09/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 385 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Hawaii Gov. David Ige named Leonard Hoshijo the full-time director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, a position he has held on an acting basis since December. ...Read More

Governor Calls Again for Workers' Compensation Reforms 02/02/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 450 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Gov. Bruce Rauner during his State of the State address on Wednesday renewed his call for legislators to enact workers’ compensation reforms, The News Gazette reported. ...Read More

Goodyear Faces Proposed OSHA Penalties of $69K for Burn, Fall Hazards 01/29/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 177 | 0
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. faces proposed penalties of $69,058 from the U.S. Department of Labor's work-safety agency after exposing employees to the risk of burns, amputation, contact with hazardous energy and contact with unguarded machines, the agency says.  ...Read More

Governor Gives Nod to Comp Reforms in State of the State Address 01/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1249 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown, in his final State of the State address Thursday, applauded lawmakers for their bipartisan support of workers’ compensation reforms. ...Read More

Governor Elevates Deputy Commissioner on Industrial Commission 01/25/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Myra L. Griffin, a 13-year deputy commissioner, as a full commissioner on the North Carolina Industrial Commission. ...Read More

Getting Lumbar Fusion Surgery Just Became Tougher 01/12/2018
State: OH | Segment: Top | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation began cracking down on lumbar fusion surgeries last week with the country’s most restrictive rule that requires at least 60 days of alternative, conservative therapy before a patient can see the operating room. ...Read More
Goals for 2018 on Industrial Commission's Agenda 01/11/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 238 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Arizona will discuss goals for 2018 during a meeting today in Phoenix. An agenda for the meeting notes that the conversation may include deliberations on objectives specific to divisions, departments and sections of the commission, as well as discussion about ...Read More
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