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Labor Department Seeks Feedback on Treatment Guideline Web Page 05/15/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 54 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industries is seeking feedback on an updated medical treatment guidelines web page. The department said it has been working on updates to improve the look and feel of the web page, available ...Read More

Lawmakers Pass Bill to Phase Out Second Injury Fund Before Ending Session 05/15/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Alaska lawmakers approved a workers’ compensation reform bill requested by Gov. Bill Walker that would phase out the Second Injury Fund and revise the definition of independent contractor. ...Read More

Litigation Privilege Doesn't Apply to Malicious Statements, High Court Rules 05/08/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NV | Segment: Top | 277 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The broad protection that shields litigants in Nevada from liability for potentially defamatory statements made during case proceedings doesn’t apply to disparaging comments that weren't made in good faith during a workers' compensation proceeding, the state’s ...Read More

Lawmakers Send Opioid Proposal to Governor 05/08/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Hawaii lawmakers sent to Gov. David Ige a bill that would require doctors prescribing opioids to injured workers to execute a written agreement to carry out an informed consent process with the patient. ...Read More

Labor-Friendly Comp Bill Likely to Die in Senate as Legislature Adjourns 05/03/2018
State: OK | Segment: Top | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Oklahoma Legislature is set to bang the gavel three weeks early and head home Friday without passing significant workers’ compensation reforms it has been mulling for the past two sessions. ...Read More

Law Allows Worker to Bring Tort Claim Against Shareholder of Employer 05/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that a corporate shareholder is not immune from civil liability to a company employee for independent tortious conduct. ...Read More

LAPD Officer Accused of Comp Fraud 04/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1042 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
A Los Angeles police officer was arrested on suspicion of workers’ compensation fraud, according to a report by Southern California Public Radio. ...Read More
L&I Ceremony to Recognize People Killed at Work in 2017 04/24/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 57 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries will commemorate people who died at work last year during an April 26 ceremony in Tumwater. The department said it will recognize the 65 work-related deaths recorded in 2017 during its Worker Memorial Day ceremony. The names of each ...Read More
Labor Law Didn't Apply to Worker Cleaning Apartment after Renovation Project 04/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a cleaning crew employee was not entitled to protection under the Labor Law for her alleged fall from a ladder while cleaning an apartment that had just undergone renovations. Case: Holguin v. Baron, No. 2016-00146, 04/18/2018, published. Fact...Read More

L&I Considers Revising Self-Insurance Rules 04/23/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 212 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries is considering revising self-insurance rules it says are outdated and have been a point of concern for labor and management. ...Read More
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