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Logging Company Owner Sentenced for Comp Fraud 11/30/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Auburn, New York logging company owner has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for illegally accepting $83,478 in workers’ compensation benefits and for not covering his own employees. ...Read More
Lawmakers Seek to Establish Light-Duty Return-to-Work Program 11/22/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 873 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A workers’ compensation bill introduced last year in the New Jersey State Senate was unanimously approved by the chamber’s Budget and Appropriations Committee on Monday. The bill would esta...Read More

Limited Solutions Advanced to Address Trends in QME Report 11/21/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 909 | 0 | Popular with Legal
More frequent testing and less onerous requirements are among the recommendations put forward to address findings in a recent report documenting the dwindling number of medical providers willing to serve a...Read More

Lawmaker Proposes $150 Hourly Cap on Claimants' Attorney Fees 11/21/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 248 | 1 | Popular with Legal
House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee Chairman Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, has prefiled for the 2018 session legislation that would cap claimants’ attorney fees at $150 an hour and would require the annual adoption of schedules of maximum reimbursement allowances. ...Read More

Little Change in Nonfatal Injuries, Illnesses in 2016 11/17/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 514 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s overall rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses dropped slightly to 3.7 cases per 100 full-time employees in 2016, from 3.8 in 2015, the Department of Industrial Relations announced. ...Read More

Legislature Approves State Fund Management Fee 11/17/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 429 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Steve Bullock a measure that would impose a 3% management fee on Montana State Fund’s investment portfolio, ending a special session focused on closing a $22...Read More

Law Required SSDI Deductions Regardless of Qualification for Social Security 11/15/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state of North Carolina may subtract from a retired school teacher's disability retirement checks the amount she would have received had she qualified for Social Security disability benefits, the Cou...Read More

L&I Publishes Rule-Making Notice Announcing Possible Changes to Pension Discount Rate 11/14/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 367 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries is considering reducing the rate used to discount reserves for permanent disability pensions, according to a recent rule-making notice. ...Read More

Lawmakers Review MSF Fee Proposal as Special Budget Session Kicks Off 11/14/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal
State lawmakers looking to address a projected $227 million budget deficit reviewed a proposal Monday to impose a management fee on certain assets owned by the Montana State Fund. ...Read More

Lawmakers to Make Another Run at Capping Claimants' Attorney Fees 11/09/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A month after saying a nearly double-digit rate decrease would preclude the need to regulate claimants’ attorney fees in 2018, a lawmaker has revived legislation that would cap those fees at $150 an hour. ...Read More
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