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Limited Injunction to Apply Only to Liens Not Listed on DWC Website 10/23/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1854 | 0 | Popular with Legal
U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu issued a tentative ruling saying the automatic stay applied to liens filed by or on behalf of providers charged with fraud deprives of due process only claimants who are not identified on the California Division of Workers’ Compensation website....Read More

Lawmaker on CAAIR's Board Introduced Amendment Exempting It From Regulation 10/23/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 441 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Christian drug-rehab program that operated as a work camp for private industry was almost regulated in 2013, but a lawmaker who served on its board intervened just in time with an amendment that kept the program out of state oversight, ...Read More

Lyft Driver Sues, Alleging Double Collection of Work Comp Fee 10/23/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York City Lyft driver has sued the ride-share company in state court, accusing it of illegally charging both passengers and drivers a 2.5% fee per ride in order to pay into a workers' compensation fund. ...Read More

L&I: Unregistered Contractor Behind on Premium Payments 10/23/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 312 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said a contractor charged with felony theft for collecting payments for projects he never started owed $6,500 in workers’ compensation premiums and another $12,000 for unregistered contracting. ...Read More

Lawmakers Making Another Pass at PTSD Benefits for 1st Responders 10/18/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 289 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida lawmakers are again pursuing legislation that would make first responders eligible for benefits if they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, despite a general exclusion in state law for mental injuries that are not accompanied by a physical ailment. ...Read More

Lawmaker Praises Portable-Benefits Model for Gig Workers 10/16/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In an opinion piece published Friday on Fortune magazine’s website, a Washington state senator praised plans to create a portable-benefits model for gig-economy workers and said she plans to introduce ...Read More

Last Round of Briefs Filed Ahead of Hearing on Lien Stay Injunction 10/12/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1269 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The final round of briefs filed ahead of next week’s hearing on a constitutional challenge to the automatic stay on liens filed by providers charged with fraud focuses heavily on whether California lawmakers cured the alleged due process violations this year. ...Read More

Lawmaker: Wait on Concrete Data Before Reforming Attorney Fees 10/11/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 384 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Democratic lawmaker says it would be “speculative” and premature to consider legislation to cap claimants’ attorney fees during the 2018 session because concrete data that proves or disproves rising costs will not become available for at least another year. ...Read More

LeClairRyan Adds Pizzo & Haman Lawyers to Roster 10/11/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Corporate law firm LeClairRyan has acquired the smaller firm Pizzo & Haman, which represents insurance carriers and third-party administrators in workers' compensation matters, LeClairRyan announced Tuesday.  ...Read More

L&I Issues Policy Statement on Volunteer Workers, Subcontractors 10/10/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries issued a policy statement, noting changes to coverage rules for volunteers and declaring provisions to determine the status of some subcont...Read More
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