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Injured Worker Can't Swap Earnings From Base Period to Pump Up Unemployment Benefits 01/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 66 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker who is monetarily eligible for unemployment benefits cannot substitute higher-earning quarters into his base period for the purpose of increasing his benefits. ...Read More
Industrial Commission Starts Sending Notices by Email 01/11/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has been sending attorneys of record notice of opinions and award by email since the start of they year. The commission said it will use only certified mail to provide notice when it does not know an attorney’s email address, or when notifyin...Read More

Instructional Error Led to Improper Dismissal of FELA Claim 01/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Court of Appeals revived an injured railway worker’s claim under the Federal Employers Liability Act, finding that the jury had been improperly instructed on the statute of limitations for filing the claim. ...Read More

Investors Hungry for Express Scripts Shares 12/27/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two large investors snapped up additional shares of Express Scripts Holding Co. in the third quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC bought 317,8...Read More

Injury Rate Drops to Lowest Level in State's History 12/26/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kentucky’s rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses dropped to 3.4 per 100 full-time employees in 2016, the lowest rate since the federal government began collecting that data in 1996, the state Labor Cabinet said Friday. ...Read More

Interest/Discount Rate Rises for Next Quarter 12/26/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has determined that any interest or discount provided for in the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act will be at the rate of 5.21% for the first quarter of 2018. ...Read More

Insurer's Constitutional Challenge Heads to Supreme Court 12/20/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 299 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An employer is challenging the constitutionality of a Missouri law that passed in 2014 by a compromise between the Republican-dominated legislature and the Democratic governor, in a case that is headed to the state Supreme Court. ...Read More

Insurers Pressing for Regulatory 'Sandbox' 12/19/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 403 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance companies wanting to try new technology or different ways of doing business are likely to face regulatory obstacles — a situation the American Insurance Association wants to address. ...Read More

Injured Worker Caught Playing Hockey Sentenced for Fraud 12/14/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An amateur hockey goalie who claimed he was too injured to work was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay $12,110.88 in restitution for workers’ compensation f...Read More

Industrial Commission Posts Draft Audit Guidelines for Review 12/13/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission posted to its website draft audit guidelines for public review and comment. The commission conducts periodic audits to ...Read More
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