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Governor Signs Bill to Increase Burial Benefit 05/15/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 553 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a bill to increase the amount of burial expenses payable under workers' compensation, to $12,000 from $2,500. The ...Read More
Gov. Bullock Vetoes Bill Requiring Injured Workers To Sign Disclosure Form 05/09/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 682 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a bill that requires workers' compensation claimants to allow communication between their physician and employer after the legislature refused to make changes that he recommended. House Bill 358 would have allowed carriers to deny a claim if the claim...Read More

Governor Names Two New Judges, Reappoints Eight Others 05/03/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 574 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Rick Scott late Monday appointed two new judges of compensation claims and reappointed eight others. Robert Alan Arthur, 49, of Brandon,...Read More

Governor's Coal Plant Fined After Fatal Accident 05/01/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 676 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family coal operations was fined $10,684 for six safety violations following the death of a worker in February. ...Read More

General Contractor Gets Summary Judgment in Coverage Dispute 04/26/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 525 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a general contractor was entitled to summary judgment establishing its entitlement to coverage under a subcontractor’s insurance policy for a worker’s alleged injuries. ...Read More

Gov. Ducey Signs Bill to Ignore Certain Contractors' Lack of Comp Insurance 04/19/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Arizona will no longer suspend certain contractors' licenses if they do not carry workers' compensation insurance after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's signature on Senate Bill 1116. ...Read More

Great American Names Julie Kadnar Divisional President 04/18/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 299 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Great American Insurance Group has named Julie F. Kadnar divisional president of its property and inland marine division. Kadnar will succeed...Read More

Governor Recommends Amendments to Fraud Bills 04/18/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 433 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is asking lawmakers to consider amendments to a measure that would allow carriers to terminate payment of benefits without notification to injured workers. ...Read More

GOP-Led Panel Bucks Business, Passes Comp Reform Bill 04/14/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1376 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Republican-led Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday defied every major business organization in Florida and joined Democrats in unanimously passing a workers’ compensation reform bill that includes hourly attorney fees capped at $250. ...Read More

Governor Signs 2 Comp Bills Into Law 04/13/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 510 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed two workers' compensation bills into law on Tuesday. ...Read More
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