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General Counsel to Take Over as Executive Director of Rating Bureau 04/19/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 492 | 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 | 241 | 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 | 468 | 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

Gov. Names Two New Compensation Judges, Reappoints Six 04/10/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 356 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
Gov. Rick Scott has reappointed six workers' compensation judges in Florida and named two new ones. ...Read More

Greg Farmer Joins Alternative Service Concepts in Irving 04/04/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Alternative Service Concepts, a national third-party claims administrator, has hired Greg Farmer as a national account executive in the company’s office in Irving, Texas. ...Read More

Governor Signs Rate Deviation Bill; Amended LLC Bill Returns to House 04/02/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 247 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law a bill intended to clarify how workers’ compensation carriers can use the tiered-rating system lawmakers approved last year. ...Read More
Governor Signs PTSD Bill for First Responders 03/29/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 904 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed into law a measure that extends workers' compensation to first responders who've been traumatized by what they've experienced on the job. ...Read More

Governor Approves PTSD Presumption, Repeal of Social Security Offset 03/28/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee approved measures creating a presumption that post-traumatic stress disorder is a compensable condition for first responders, and eliminating a workers’ compensation benefit offset for those receiving Social Security retirement benefits. ...Read More
Governor Signs Formulary, Late-Payment Bills 03/28/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 882 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 112 min read
Gov. Eric Holcomb this week signed two bills into law: one that creates a workers' compensation drug formulary aimed at curtailing the opioid crisis, and another that penalizes employers for late payments of benefits. ...Read More
Georgia Set to Become the Seventh State With 'Gig Economy' Law 03/27/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 1432 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 97 min read
The state Senate as early as today could pass a bill that would make Georgia the seventh state this year to approve “gig economy” laws that classify thousands of workers as independent contractors — not employees — of online marketplace platforms. ...Read More
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