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House Passes Bill to Extend Benefits to Fallen Officers' Families 02/23/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
The Alabama House has passed a bill that would extend benefits to dependents of firefighters or police officers who die in the line of duty to age 18. ...Read More

House Passes Bill to Place Self-Insurance Fund Under Another Agency 02/22/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 69 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
A bill in the Kansas Legislature that would move the administration of the State Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Fund from the Department of Health and Environment to the Department of Administration has been passed by the House of Representatives. ...Read More

Hartford to Buy Farmers Small Commercial Business 02/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Hartford announced a deal to acquire California-based Farmers Exchanges’ small commercial business sold through independent agents. Hartf...Read More

High Court Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim for Off-Site Accident 02/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
New York’s highest court on Tuesday ruled that a worker could proceed with his Labor Law claims based on injuries he sustained while fabricating steel rebar for a construction project in Manhattan, even though he fell while at a temporary work facility in another area. ...Read More

House Approves Amended Bill Exempting Amateur Athletes From Comp 02/21/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Athletes meeting U.S. Olympic Committee or Canadian Olympic Committee criteria to qualify as amateurs would be exempt from workers’ compensation coverage and other labor law protections, under a bill the Oregon House of Representatives passed Tuesday. ...Read More

House Passes Bill to Create Penalties for Employers That Interfere With Claims 02/20/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 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. ...Read More
High Court Upholds Right To Penalize Unsafe Employers Under Unfair Competition Law 02/12/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 360 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 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
Henderson Office Taking Over Requests for PD Raters 02/05/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 73 | 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

House Passes Bill to Modify Coverage Responsibility for Work Experience Students 02/05/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 71 | 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. ...Read More

House Insurance Committee to Hold Hearing Today on Premium Bill 02/01/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 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. ...Read More
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