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Governor Signs Weakened Employer Compliance Bill, Nurse Treatment Bill 07/14/2017
State: HI | Segment: Top | 1061 | 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 | 647 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 143 min read
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 | 963 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 173 min read
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 | 697 | 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 | 715 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 42 min read
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 | 574 | 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 | 606 | 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

Gov. Scott Signs Bill on Large-Deductible Policies 06/27/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 810 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill that adopts the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' recommendations on large-deductible workers' compensation policies.  ...Read More
Goldberg Segalla Appoints Partner in Buffalo 06/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 807 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Goldberg Segalla law firm announced Wednesday that it has appointed Christina M. Hassler as a partner with the firm’s workers’ compensation practice group in Buffalo, New York. ...Read More

Governor Signs Mental-Mental, PTSD Compensability Bill 06/21/2017
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 601 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Following Gov. Phil Scott's signature on Senate Bill 56 last week, Vermont law will soon be more accommodating to employees filing workers' compensation claims for work-related mental ailments.  ...Read More
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