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Georgia Set to Become the Seventh State With 'Gig Economy' Law 03/27/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 961 | 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

Geographic Pricing Proposal Returns to State 03/21/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 760 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
Five years ago, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation said there would be little value added, when considering the cost of increased billing complexity and potential for mischief, to adopt Medicare’s location-based reimbursement methodology. ...Read More

Gov. Gives Labor a Nod, Signs Comp Bills 03/21/2018
State: UT | Segment: NORTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law bills that increase death benefits, expand attorney fees, penalize employers who retaliate against workers for filing claims, and launch a study of hospital costs.  ...Read More
Gig Economy Bill Could Hurt WC System, Critics Say 03/16/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
The Tennessee General Assembly as soon as Monday could pass a bill that some say could unleash the gig economy, allowing thousands of workers to easily be classified as independent contractors. Critics say it would undermine the state's workers' compensation system. ...Read More

Gara, Castellucci Join NSM Insurance Group 03/13/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 146 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
NSM Insurance Group has hired Marc Castellucci as the company’s chief operating officer, and Jim Gara as program director of AllComp Solutions, NSM's workers' compensation division. ...Read More

Great American Names Betty Shepherd SVP of Cyber Liability 03/12/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 100 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
Great American Insurance Group has hired Betty Shepherd as its divisional senior vice president of cyber liability. ...Read More

Governor Signs Hanford Presumption Bill 03/09/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a bill that would create a presumption that certain conditions suffered by federal workers at a nuclear storage site are compensable and that allows those who have had work comp claims denied to re-file once the presumption takes effect. ...Read More

Governor Reportedly Appoints Labor Rep to Employer Seat on WCB 02/23/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 217 | 0 | Popular with Other | 4 min read
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker reportedly appointed a labor representative to fill a seat on the Workers’ Compensation Board that is reportedly required by law to be filled by a person representing employers, according to website ...Read More

Governmental Immunity Doesn't Protect Employer From Discrimination Action 02/21/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
In a case of first impression, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a state statute constitutes a waiver of immunity for claims against any governmental entity or employer that discriminates against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More

Gov's Reforms Scheduled for Hearing in Finance Committee 02/20/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 234 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 142 min read
The Finance Committee of the Alaska House of Representatives will hold a hearing today on a reform bill proposed by the governor that would revise the definition of an independent contractor and eliminate the state’s Second Injury Fund. ...Read More
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