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Iowa Assembly Sends Gig Bill to Governor; Requires Some Contractors to Be Licensed 04/04/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IA | Segment: Top | 721 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 361 min read
Iowa this week became the sixth state to put its stamp of approval on the burgeoning gig economy, classifying more workers as independent contractors. The Iowa bill offers a couple of twists that other states have not adopted, though, including a requirement that skilled workers who need a licens...Read More
 
 

Industrial Commission to Discuss 2018 Goals at Meeting 03/29/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Members of the Industrial Commission of Arizona will discuss their goals for 2018 during a meeting today in Lake Havasu City. The commission is s...Read More
 
 

Inspector General Finds $1M in Fraud in 2017 03/28/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The New York State Office of the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Inspector General conducted investigations that uncovered more than $1,043,000 in fraud last year and resulted in 38 criminal prosecutions. ...Read More
 
 

Injured Police Officer Wrongly Denied Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits 03/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured police officer was entitled to accidental disability retirement benefits for injuries he suffered to his neck and spine. ...Read More
 
 

IME Process Prone to Pitfalls, Attorney Says 03/20/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 450 min read
Workers’ compensation claims managers are increasingly turning to independent medical evaluations to resolve issues pertaining to a claim without the expense of hiring a lawyer, a defense attorney said on Monday. ...Read More
 
 

Inconsistent Testimony of Medical Expert Made Directed Verdict Inappropriate 03/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Array | 71 min read
An Ohio appellate court overturned a directed verdict in favor of an employer on the compensability of a worker’s back injury, saying a jury needed to resolve the inconsistencies in the testimony of the medical expert. ...Read More
 
 

ICA Proposes Rules, Form for Pre-Authorization Process 03/20/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 181 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 243 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona has proposed adopting a form that providers would be required to use when requesting authorization to treat injured workers. ...Read More
 
 

Insure Tech Companies Warned Not to Cut Regulatory Corners 03/19/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
LAS VEGAS — Insurance technology startups are under tremendous pressure to grow, and that sometimes leads to cutting corners when it comes to regulatory compliance, an attorney and former insurance regulator said on Friday. ...Read More
 
 

Inconsistencies Between Worker's Statements and Evidence Weren't Fatal to Claim 03/16/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a security guard for her injuries after she fainted while at work, despite the inconsistencies between her claimed medical and employment history and the documentary evidence. ...Read More
 
 

Impact of Reforms, Formulary on This Year's Research Agenda 03/16/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 194 min read
Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan has adopted a seven-point research agenda for 2018 that includes looking at the impact on injured worker outcomes and the state’s workers’ comp prescription drug formulary. ...Read More
 
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