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Gara, Castellucci Join NSM Insurance Group 03/13/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 211 | 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 | 146 | 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 | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 77 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 | 284 | 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 | 237 | 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 | 299 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 129 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
Governor Nominates Deputy Commissioner for Leadership Role 02/15/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 661 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
Gov. Roy Cooper has nominated Industrial Commission Deputy Commissioner Robert Harris to serve a six-year term as commissioner. Harris, 51, has worked at the Industrial Commission since 2003. He was appointed to serve as a deputy commissioner in 2005. Harris holds a bachelor&rsquo...Read More
Governor Appoints New Director of DLIR 02/09/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 458 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Hawaii Gov. David Ige named Leonard Hoshijo the full-time director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, a position he has held on an acting basis since December. ...Read More

Governor Calls Again for Workers' Compensation Reforms 02/02/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 519 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Gov. Bruce Rauner during his State of the State address on Wednesday renewed his call for legislators to enact workers’ compensation reforms, The News Gazette reported. ...Read More

Goodyear Faces Proposed OSHA Penalties of $69K for Burn, Fall Hazards 01/29/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 202 | 0
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. faces proposed penalties of $69,058 from the U.S. Department of Labor's work-safety agency after exposing employees to the risk of burns, amputation, contact with hazardous energy and contact with unguarded machines, the agency says.  ...Read More
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