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High Court Upholds Right To Penalize Unsafe Employers Under Unfair Competition Law 02/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 702 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 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 | 177 | 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 | 151 | 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 | 230 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 61 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

House Passes Tiered Rating Cleanup Bill, Approves Amendments to LLC Coverage Measure 01/31/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 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. ...Read More

Howlin, Huth Promoted at Rising MS 01/31/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Two members of Rising Medical Solutions’ executive team have been promoted. ...Read More

High Court Split on Whether Worker's Fall Was Idiopathic or Unexplained 01/30/2018
State: AR | Segment: Top | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 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

Hotel Owner Fined for Use of Untrained Workers to Remove Asbestos 01/26/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 228 | 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

High Court Approves Change to Work Comp Court's Rules of Procedure 01/24/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Nebraska's high court has signed off on changes to a rule governing the procedures for filing workers' compensation appeals. The Supreme Cou...Read More

High Court: No Reimbursement to Employers for Overturned Attorney Fee Awards 01/19/2018
State: PA | Segment: Top | 308 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 11 min read
Three years after Howard Parker’s death at the age of 88, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has settled a nine-year dispute between his attorney and employer o...Read More
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