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General Contractors Must Cover Subcontractors, Regardless of Exempt Status 07/03/2017
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 580 | 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 | 453 | 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 | 470 | 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 | 676 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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 | 693 | 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 | 504 | 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

Governor Signs Legislation Aimed at Aiding First Responders 06/19/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 788 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law at least 13 workers’ compensation measures, including four aimed at helping first responders, and five bills authored by Democrats. ...Read More
Goldberg Segalla Adds Partner, 2 Associates in Comp Practice 06/19/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 942 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Goldberg Segalla law firm has brought attorney Joseph C. Tarpine III in as partner, and hired associates Meridith L. Pendergrass and Jason L. Heller for its workers’ compensation practice group in Baltimore, according to ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Exempting TNC Drivers From Comp 06/19/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 631 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed into law a bill declaring drivers for transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft are independent contractors and not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More

Glen Distefano Named Sunz's Chief Technology Officer 06/19/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 473 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sunz Insurance Co. has named Glen J. Distefano its chief technology officer, the Florida-based large-deductible workers' compensation carrier announced Friday. ...Read More
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