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Hearing on Religious Exemption Bill Set for Today 03/22/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill to exempt those with "certain religious beliefs" from the definitions of employer and employee will be heard in a House committee today. ...Read More

House Passes Three Workers' Compensation Bills 03/22/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 465 | 0 | Popular with Legal
State representatives on Monday passed three workers’ compensation bills that now move to the Senate. ...Read More

Herbert Signs 3 Work Comp Bills; Measure to Privatize WCF Awaits Signature 03/21/2017
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 584 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law three workers’ compensation bills that passed during this year’s legislative session. ...Read More

House Committee Tables Firefighter Presumption 03/17/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 541 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Montana House of Representatives committee tabled a bill that would have created a presumption that lung diseases are compensable injuries for firefighters and set up a special fund to pay for these claims. ...Read More

House Approves PTD Increase, Death Benefit Changes 03/16/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 338 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon House of Representatives unanimously approved bills that would increase the cap on permanent total disability benefits and simplify how death benefits are calculated. ...Read More

Horse Racing Publication Considers Comp Payment Models After Worker 'Screwed' by Non-Payment 03/15/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An exercise rider who worked with racehorse trainer Wayne Potts said she was left "screwed" after being partially crushed in a fall from a horse while Potts was not carrying workers' compensation insurance for his stable. ...Read More

House Labor Committee Recommends PTD Increase 03/14/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The House Committee on Business and Labor has recommended that the chamber pass, with amendments, a measure to increase workers' compensation benefits for people with a permanent tota...Read More

House Resolutions Seek Review of Medical Issues 03/14/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Hawaii lawmaker introduced a pair of resolutions that would require the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to outline plans to increase payments to providers, and requesting the state auditor to measure the costs of medical bill review. ...Read More

House Committee Readies for Hearings on Formulary, Benefit Denial Bills 03/14/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 286 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Business and Labor Committee of Montana’s House of Representatives is gearing up for hearings on bills that would disallow benefits for workers who make false statements, allow the Department of Labor and Industry to adopt a prescription drug formulary, and modify air ambulance billing ...Read More

House Democrats Push for State Fund 03/13/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 510 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Amid a long-simmering budget fight centering on workers' compensation and pension reform, Illinois House Democrats are pushing a bill to create a state fund. ...Read More
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