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Highrise Builder Accused of Stealing Wages, Avoiding Taxes and Premiums 05/17/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 316 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
Manhattan prosecutors accuse a Queens construction company and its payroll processing company of cheating a workers’ compensation carrier, employees and state tax collectors out of nearly $10 million, according to press reports. ...Read More

House Approves Bill Increasing WC Appeals Court Judge Salaries 05/17/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
As expected, the Minnesota House of Representatives voted 127-0 to pass a bill that increases the salaries of workers’ compensation judges by about $7,000 and allows retired administrative law judges to hear cases in the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. ...Read More

High Court Says Death Benefit Statute, Exclusive Remedy Pass Constitutional Muster 05/15/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AK | Segment: Top | 274 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Alaska's statutory cap on benefits when a worker without dependents dies is constitutional, and exclusive remedy prevents a mother from trying to pursue a defective-machinery lawsuit to recover damages, the state Supreme Court ...Read More

High Court to Hear Arguments in UR Malpractice Dispute May 29 05/11/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1810 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
California’s Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments at the end of the month in a case that has the potential to disrupt how utilization review is performed in the state’s workers’ compensation system. ...Read More

House Passes Legislation Creating PTSD Presumption for 1st Responders 05/10/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 450 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The Minnesota House of Representatives has passed legislation that would create a presumption for post-traumatic stress disorder claims filed by first responders. ...Read More

Hondurans Accused of Renting Insurance Policy to Shady Contractors 05/10/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Two Honduran citizens face felony charges and deportation after they were arrested for allegedly running a scam that swindled a workers’ compensation insurer out of more than $6 million by buying workers’ comp policies in the name of a shell company and renting them out to contractors...Read More
Hearing Set for Monday on Fee Schedules 05/10/2018
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The South Dakota Division of Labor and Management is reminding stakeholders that it will hold a public hearing Monday on new workers' compensation fee schedules and new conversion factors for some medical services. The conversion factor used to determine maximum reimbursements would r...Read More

Hoosier State Switching to EDI 3.1 in January 05/07/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Indiana will require electronic reporting of all first reports of injury, starting Jan. 1, the Workers' Compensation Board announced. ...Read More

High Court IDs Test to Distinguish Employees From Contractors 05/01/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3008 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
California’s Supreme Court on Monday laid down a simple, three-part test to determine whether a person is an employee of an independent contractor, in a ruling that could have implications for workers’ compensation and the gig economy. ...Read More

House Passes Public Plan for Residual Market 04/30/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 669 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The Illinois House has passed a bill that would set up a public insurer for the residual market, which a national insurance group has already blasted as a bad idea. ...Read More
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