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House Republicans Move to Restrict Firefighter Presumption 05/16/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 549 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Just over a month after Ohio's firefighter presumption took effect, some Republican lawmakers are attempting to roll back a portion of it, the Columbus Dispatch reports. ...Read More

Homeowners Weren't Entitled to Summary Judgment on Worker's Labor Law Claim 05/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 507 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that the owners of a residential property were not entitled to summary judgment on a worker’s negligence and Labor Law claims against them for an alleged fall on their driveway. ...Read More
House Pushes 4 Work Comp Bills 05/10/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 654 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Several workers' compensation measures have moved closer to passage as the Texas legislature works toward the end of its biennial legislative session at the end of this month. HBs 2060 and 2119 are in the Senate, and HBs 1689 and 2082 may soon be on their way, having passed on the sec...Read More
House Speaker and Governor Agree to Consider Workers' Compensation Reforms 05/10/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 720 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan have vowed to work together to end the nation’s longest budget impasse by offsetting tax increases with spending reductions, including workers’ compensation reforms. Madigan has appointed four of his House members to...Read More

House Unanimously Passes Two Anti-Fraud Measures 05/03/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 496 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida House on Tuesday passed by identical 119-0 votes two bills dealing with insurance fraud. If ...Read More

House Goes Own Way on Comp Reform as Budget Impasse Continues 05/01/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 900 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is still insisting on shaving workers' comp costs, but as Illinois nears the end of its second fiscal year without a budget House Democrats have passed their own versions of reform, which observers expect will never make into law. ...Read More

House Approves Bill to Abolish WC Appeals Commission 04/28/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 584 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would abolish the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission is now in the state Senate after winning unanimous approval by the House of Representatives this week. ...Read More

HB 7085 Passes House, Reaches Senate 04/21/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 759 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill to bring Florida workers' compensation law into compliance with two state Supreme Court decisions was transmitted to the Senate Thursday after passing the House 82-37 the day before. ...Read More

HHS Announces $485M in State Grants to Fight Opioid Addiction 04/21/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 530 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that the agency will soon dispense the first round of grants authorized by the 21st Century Cures Act to fight opioid addiction. ...Read More

House Votes to Approve Bill Reducing Ombudsman Experience Requirements 04/17/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 368 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would remove a requirement that ombudsmen in the Texas Office of Injured Employee Counsel have at least one year of workers’ compensation experience is now in the state Senate after passing the House of Representatives last week. ...Read More
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