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Governor Gets Bill That Would Eliminate Restriction on Compensability 07/21/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 784 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Lawmakers have sent Gov. Gina Raimondo a bill that repeals a provision of law that would have limited compensable injuries in some cases to 65% and greater of functional impairment. ...Read More

Governor Vetoes Bill to Cover Newspaper Carriers Under Workers' Comp 07/19/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 490 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would have eliminated a long-standing law that allowed newspaper carriers to be classified as independent contractors instead of employees covered under workers’ compensation. ...Read More
Governor Signs Medical Examiner Chaperone Bill 07/17/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 548 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law a bill that allows injured workers to bring chaperones to employer-requested medical examinations. Ige on July 10 signed SB 859, by Sen Gilbert S.C. Keith-Aga...Read More

Governor Signs Weakened Employer Compliance Bill, Nurse Treatment Bill 07/14/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: HI | Segment: Top | 787 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Hawaii Gov. David Ige this week signed into law a bill that will allow advanced practice registered nurses to treat injured workers, and another measure that stiffens penalties against employers who don't provide workers' compensation coverage.  ...Read More

Goldberg Segalla Hires Workers' Comp Defense Attorney in Albany Office 07/11/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 500 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The business law firm Goldberg Segalla has hired Susan Biggins Owens as a workers' compensation defense attorney in its Albany office, the Albany Times-Union reported Sunday. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Limiting Benefits, Compromise Settlements 07/07/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 842 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Eric Greitens on Wednesday signed into law a workers’ compensation bill he said will improve the state’s business climate and rein in trial lawyers. ...Read More

Governor Spikes Appropriation for Occupational Disease Study 07/05/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 530 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee rejected funding for a study of occupational disease claims the in the $43.7 billion budget he signed last week. ...Read More

General Contractors Must Cover Subcontractors, Regardless of Exempt Status 07/03/2017
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 575 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Court of Mississippi ruled that Mississippi Section 71-3-7 requires general contractors to purchase workers' compensation coverage for the employees of subcontractors, even if the subcontractors are exempt from a requirement to hold workers' compensation coverage themselves.&n...Read More

Gov. Edwards Appoints Marc Zimmermann to WCAC 06/28/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has appointed Marc Zimmermann, a psychologist from Prairieville, to the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council as the Louisiana Psychological Association representative.  ...Read More

Gov. Scott Appoints Jimmy Patronis as State's CFO 06/28/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 463 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has appointed longtime ally Jimmy Patronis to serve as the state's chief financial officer until next year's election, his off...Read More
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