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Governor Reappoints Sandler as Workers' Compensation Judge 10/30/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock reappointed David M. Sandler as the state’s workers’ compensation judge. Bullock in 2014 appointed Sandler...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Volunteer Firefighters to Collect Cancer Benefits 10/24/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 532 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation allowing cancer-stricken volunteer firefighters to collect lump-sum benefits from the state as of Jan. 1, 2019.  ...Read More

Goldberg Segalla Adds Associate to Hartford Work Comp Practice Group 10/23/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 451 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Goldberg Segalla law firm announced Friday that has hired attorney Andrew J. Even to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group in Hartford.  ...Read More

Governor Appoints Parisotto as AD 10/20/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1356 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Jerry Brown appointed George Parisotto as administrative director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Employers to Provide Copy of IIPP 10/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 853 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Jerry Grown vetoed a bill that would have required employees to provide to workers a copy of their written injury and illness prevention plan upon request. ...Read More

Guaranty Fund Liable for Insolvent Employer's Safety Violations 10/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 546 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the Kentucky Coal Employers Self-Insurance Fund was liable for the cost of an enhanced award to the family of a miner who was killed because of his defunct employer’s intentional violation of safety regulations. ...Read More

Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board 10/13/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2742 min read
The board of directors for the State Compensation Insurance Fund is fine as it is and there is no reason to mandate the appointment of a representative for small businesses, California Gov. Jerry Brown said in a veto message for ...Read More

Gov. Lauds Reforms as Courts Whittle Them Away 10/09/2017
State: OK | Segment: Top | 581 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 31 min read
At a conference last week, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin trumpeted the success of the 2013 Administrative Workers' Compensation Act, three days after its 44th provision was declared inoperable by the courts. ...Read More

Gov. Raimondo Signs Bill Setting Legal Structure for Workers' Cooperatives 10/09/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 435 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed a bill that sets up a legal structure for workers' cooperatives. ...Read More

Going and Coming Rule Didn't Prohibit Compensability of Worker's Claim for Car Accident 10/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 515 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court ruled that the “going and coming rule” didn’t bar compensation for a worker who was injured while traveling home from a scrapyard, where he had disposed of construction debris for his employer, in an employer-owned vehicle. ...Read More
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