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Governor Approves Bill to Clarify Alternative Coverage for Commercial Drivers 05/08/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 293 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill intended to clarify the coverage requirements for independent contractors who drive commercial vehicles. ...Read More

Gov. Approves Reciprocal Coverage Bill for Temporary Workers 05/02/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 344 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp Gov. John Hic...Read More

Governor Vetoes Formulary Bill, Offers Executive Action Instead 04/30/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 990 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday vetoed SB 936, also known as the formulary bill, just hours before it would hav...Read More

Georgia Tech, Health Department Team With OSHA to Reduce Lead Exposure 04/30/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is partnering with the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Georgia Department of Public Health to raise awareness about lead exposure. ...Read More

Government Contractor Can Compel Arbitration of Employee's Injury Claim 04/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided Texas appellate court ruled that an arbitration agreement between a worker and her employer, a government military contractor, was valid and enforceable. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bills Related to Payment Methods, Settlements 04/25/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 310 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 183 min read
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed into law two workers’ comp-related bills. ...Read More
Gupta Named Chief Deputy Commissioner 04/23/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 255 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 103 min read
Sumit Gupta, who has been deputy commissioner since 2014, has been named chief deputy commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the commission announced this week. Gupta has served in a number of roles at the...Read More

General Counsel to Take Over as Executive Director of Rating Bureau 04/19/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 565 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The New Jersey Compensation and Inspection Bureau has appointed Paul G. Witko as executive director, effective May 1. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Increasing Death Benefits 04/16/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed into law a bill that increases death benefits, including a hike in maximum benefits to dependents, to $100,000 from $18,500. ...Read More

Governor Approves Coverage Rules for LLC Owners 04/13/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 592 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 51 min read
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law a bill that allows majority shareholders of corporations and limited liability companies to opt in to workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More
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