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Governor Gives Nod to Comp Reforms in State of the State Address 01/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1331 | 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 | 327 | 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
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 456 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 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 | 276 | 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
 
 

Grainery Worker Can Proceed on Comp Claim for Pneumonia, Hernias 12/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that an injured worker could proceed with his claim for benefits for a lung condition and hernias that were allegedly caused by his job activities. ...Read More
 
 
Governor Makes Appointment to Advisory Council 12/13/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 694 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Tara Bonestroo to the state’s Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement. Bonestroo is a partner in Bonestroo and Sons Dairy in Portales. She will fill a vacancy for a business representative on the ...Read More
 
 

General Contractor Wasn't Entitled to Summary Judgment on Worker's Labor Law Claim 12/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 746 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court ruled that a general contractor on a construction project had not been entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s claims for violation of Labor Law Section 200 and negligence. ...Read More
 
 
Gallagher Nominated for Workers' Compensation Judge 12/05/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 519 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Chris Christie has nominated Florence attorney R. Louis Gallagher II to become a workers’ compensation judge. He and others nominated for judicial positions must be vetted by ...Read More
 
 

Greg Agnone Joins MEC in Group Captive Position 11/29/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 398 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Midwest Employers Casualty has hired Greg Agnone as director of business development for group captives, a newly created position. Agnone comes to ...Read More
 
 

Governor Appoints Labor & Industry Commissioner 11/22/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 752 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock recently appointed Galen Hollenbaugh to serve as commissioner of the Department of Labor & Industry. ...Read More
 
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