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High Lead Levels Result in $40,000 Fine for Manufacturer 10/31/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York manufacturer has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration after the agency found high levels of lead throughout the company's facility. ...Read More

Hobby Lobby Joins Dispute at Supreme Court Over Constitutionality of TTD Cap 10/31/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 352 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Hobby Lobby Stores last week threw its support behind an Oklahoma employer defending the constitutionality of the state’s statutory cap on the amounts payable as temporary total disability benefits before the Oklahoma Supreme Court. ...Read More

Hotel Worker Can Sue Employer Under FEHA for Rape by Trespasser 10/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2210 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court ruled that a hotel worker could proceed with a claim against her employer under the Fair Employment and Housing Act for failing to protect her from sexual assault by a trespasser who was known to be on the property and harassing other members of the staff. ...Read More

Highly Touted Medical Portal Shelved 10/27/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 749 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has shelved its medical portal initiative — which had been scheduled to launch before the end of this year — for an undisclosed period of time, an official said Thursday. ...Read More

House Falls Just Short of Overriding Mutual Insurer Bill Veto 10/27/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 528 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Illinois' Democrat-controlled House failed to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto on a bill that would have created a state-chartered mutual insurance company to c...Read More

Half of Business Floors Don't Pass Slip Test, CNA Reports 10/26/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Half of floors tested in a survey of business sites failed to meet national standards for slip resistance, according to a new report from insurance company CNA. ...Read More

High Court Hears Case on Compensability of Work-Trip Accidents 10/25/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 410 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kansas Supreme Court will decide whether a man who was hit by a drunk driver while walking back from a bar on a work trip is entitled to workers' compensation benefits, ...Read More

Hearing Scheduled on Affidavit of Exemption Regulation 10/23/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 307 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The Kansas Insurance Department has scheduled a public hearing Dec. 19 to consider the adoption of a proposed regulation regarding affidavits of exemption from the state workers’ compensation act. ...Read More

High Court Unanimously Upholds Constitutionality of Cap on Attorney Fees for Treatment Disputes 10/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 686 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the state’s statutory cap on attorney fees for successful protests of medical treatment denials. ...Read More

High Court Upholds Dismissal of Suit by State Trooper Injured During Taser Training 10/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 422 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Vermont Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of a state trooper’s negligence claims against two colleagues for injuries he sustained during a Taser training exercise. ...Read More
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