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High Court Rejects Hourly Standard for Determining Worker's PTD Status 06/01/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 508 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that there is no hourly standard for determining whether a worker is capable of performing sustained remunerative employment on a part-time basis, and that the Industrial Commission properly determined that a worker capable of working four hours per day was not totall...Read More

House Passes Formulary Bill, but Governor Plans to Veto It 05/25/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 2143 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Six House Democrats defected and joined all but two Republicans late Tuesday in passing legislation that would mandate the adoption of a drug formulary, but Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, a plaintiff’s attorney, already has declared his opposition. ...Read More

House Passes Bill Requiring Workers to File Notice of Claims With Their Employers 05/22/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 507 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The House on Thursday passed a bill that would require workers to notify their employers in writing when filing a workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More

Hospital Self-Insurance Rule Readopted for Seven Years 05/18/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 487 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state Department of Banking and Insurance has readopted rules on hospital workers’ compensation group self-insurance. The rules at N.J.A...Read More

High Court Clarifies Requirements for Corrections Officers to Receive Additional Compensation 05/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 573 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled that a corrections officer did not suffer a bodily injury as a result of inmate violence, since he did not suffer any physical harm. ...Read More

House Passes TNC Bill With Two Days Left in Session 05/17/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 645 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alaska House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in the state without interference from municipal governments, but the vote may have come too late for the measure to reach the governor’s desk this year. ...Read More

House Will Debate Merits of Formulary Bill 05/17/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 850 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A House bill that would mandate adoption of the Official Disability Guidelines drug formulary is scheduled for a floor debate Thursday. ...Read More

House Republicans Move to Restrict Firefighter Presumption 05/16/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 732 | 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 | 696 | 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 | 825 | 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
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