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Workers' Compensation News


Gov. Walker Proposes Axing Commission That Reviews ALJ Decisions 02/10/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: WI | Segment: Top | 492 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's 2017-19 budget plan proposes scrapping the panel that independently reviews workers' compensation decisions. ...Read More

Gov. Snyder Reappoints 5, Appoints 1 to Workers' Comp Board of Magistrates 02/07/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 445 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed six attorneys to the board of magistrates who hear workers' compensation cases. Five were reappointments. ...Read More
Griff Moody Named SVP at Alliant 01/31/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 542 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Alliant Insurance Services, a specialty insurance brokerage, has hired Griff Moody as a senior vice president in its construction services group. Moody will provide insurance and surety risk advisory services to construction clients across the country. He will be based in Alliant’s ...Read More

Governor Introduces Reforms to Address Rising Costs 01/27/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AK | Segment: Top | 643 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker introduced a series of workers’ compensation reforms that could cut system costs by nearly $4 million a year starting in 2023 by speeding up dispute resolutions and benefit delivery, cracking down on fraud and eliminating the second injury fund. ...Read More
Governor Announces Reappointment to OSHA Appeals Board 01/19/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 561 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
California. Gov. Jerry Brown reappointed Ed Lowry to serve on the board that handles appeals from employers over citations issued by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health. The governor on Tuesday appointed Lowry continue filling the seat for the public representative on the Occup...Read More
Governor Moves To Merge Commerce, Labor Departments 01/19/2017
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Vermont may merge its labor and commerce departments as per a push by its new governor, the nonprofit news site reported. On his first day in office, Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed an executive order to merge the Department of Labor with the Agency of Commerce and Communit...Read More

Governor Calls for Additional Workers' Comp Reforms 01/16/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 872 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says more reforms are needed to improve the state's complicated and overly expensive workers’ compensation system. ...Read More

General Assembly to Mull Firefighter Presumption, Worker-Chosen Comp Doctors 01/13/2017
Source: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 498 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The Montana General Assembly will once again consider whether the state should streamline access to workers' compensation benefits for firefighters by creating a rebuttable presumption that certain ailments are work-related. ...Read More

Governor Challenges Legislative End Run 01/12/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 499 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
New North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has amended his lawsuit against legislative leaders to challenge his predecessor’s appointment of his chief of staff’s wife to the state Industrial Commission. ...Read More

Governor Announces Three Appellate Judge Nominations 12/29/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 876 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed one justice to the 5th District Court of Appeal and two judges to the 4th District Court of Appeal. ...Read More
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