State: UT | Segment: WEST | 68 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
The Utah House of Representatives passed a bill that would authorize a $5,000 fine for employers that interfere with an employee’s ability to file a workers’ compensation claim or retaliate against those who file claims.
State: CA | Segment: Top | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
In a landmark decision in the work-safety arena, the California Supreme Court has upheld the right of prosecutors to seek civil penalties under unfair competition statutes against employers who violate work-safety statutes.
The high court’s decision in ...Read More
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section gave notice Friday that it is changing the way it handles D-35 forms, which are used to request a rotating rating physician or chiropractor, beginning Feb. 12.
As of that date, D-35 forms from attorneys must be accompanied by a written and si...Read More
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 69 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 3 min read
Institutes of higher education in Idaho would not be required to carry workers’ compensation coverage for work experience students who are covered by an employer’s policy, under a bill the state House of Representatives unanimously approved.
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The Kansas House of Representatives’ Committee on Insurance plans to hold a hearing today on a bill that sets guidelines for what happens to an employer’s premium when an employee is involved in a car crash.
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
The Arizona House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would clarify that workers’ compensation carriers are prohibited from applying a deviation and a scheduled rating to the same insured risk.
State: AR | Segment: Top | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Even though there was no definitive evidence that Gale Askins’ irregular heartbeat caused her on-the-job fall, the Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed an administrative law judge’s decision to deny her benefits because her medical history supported the notion that the fall and arrhythmia ...Read More
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 127 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
A Seattle hotel owner faces $355,000 in fines for using untrained workers to remove asbestos and not informing them about the hazardous materials they were handling, the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries ...Read More