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House Gives Final Approval to Overhaul of WC Laws 03/28/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The Kentucky House of Representatives on Tuesday gave final approval to comprehensive changes to the state's workers compensation system, a move that supporters said would save businesses millions of dollars per year. ...Read More
 
 

How One Farmer Closed a WC Loophole in His State 03/26/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
Tennessee farmers will soon be protected by the grand bargain, if the governor signs HB 2105 into law. ...Read More
 
 

Housekeeper Gets Benefits for Fall in Employer's Home 03/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a housekeeper was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for her injuries from a fall while heading to the bathroom after spending the night at her employers' home in the Hamptons. ...Read More
 
 
House Passes Gig Economy Bill That Could Affect WC System 03/20/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 430 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The Tennessee House of Representatives on Monday voted 66-48 to give final approval to a bill that will classify hundreds of handymen, landscapers, house cleaners and others as independent contractors, not employees of online marketplace services. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Tosses Worker's Bad-Faith Suit 03/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The Mississippi Supreme Court last week threw out a poultry worker’s lawsuit against her employer for failing to report her workers’ compensation claim to its insurance carrier in a timely manner. ...Read More
 
 

Hospital Worker Sentenced for Fraud 03/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 737 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 115 min read
A former Southern California hospital worker who now resides in Texas was sentenced to 60 days in jail for filing a false workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More
 
 

House Passes Governor's Reform Proposal 03/14/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
The Alaska House of Representatives passed a bill that would eliminate the state’s Second Injury Fund and revise the definition of an independent contractor. ...Read More
 
 

Homeowners Had No Liability Under Labor Law for Worker's Fall From Ladder 03/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 297 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s Labor Law claim against a residential homeowner. Case: Singh...Read More
 
 

Home Health Aide Gets Benefits for Injuries From Car Accident 03/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a home health aide was entitled to benefits for her injuries from a car accident while traveling to a client’s residence after a brief stop at her own home. ...Read More
 
 

Hospital Reimbursement, Claim-Handling Bills Heading to Governor 03/09/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Utah Senate passed bills that would lower reimbursement rates for hospitals not contracted with carriers and self-insured employers, and authorize a $5,000 fine for employers that interfere with the ability of a worker to file a comp claim. ...Read More
 
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