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Labor Commissioner Resigns to Join Private Law Firm 08/17/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 379 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pam Bucy, commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, is resigning effective Sept. 7 after more than four years on the job. ...Read More

Liotta Named Chairman of Workers' Compensation Commission 08/17/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Mary Fallin has named Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Mark Liotta, a former state representative from the Tulsa area, to chair the commission and succeed Robert Gilliland. ...Read More

Labor Commissioner Alleges Misclassification in $6.3M Lawsuit 08/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 485 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su filed a lawsuit against Calcrete Construction Inc., seeking $6.3 million for alleged violations including wage theft and intentional misclassification of employees as independent contractors. ...Read More

Labor Commission Names Brian Stewart Chief ALJ, Adjudication Division Director 08/15/2017
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Utah Labor Commissioner Jaceson Maughan has appointed Brian Stewart as the Labor Commission's chief administrative law judge and director of the Adjudication Division, the agency announced last week.  ...Read More

Lay Witness Testimony Acceptable to Prove Disease Arose 'Naturally' 08/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: Top | 439 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In a case of first impression, the Washington Supreme Court this week clarified that an injured worker does not need expert medical testimony to establish that his occupational disease arose “naturally” from his employment so long as he has an expert who says his condition was “...Read More

LHA Trust Funds Names Judson Spencer VP of Work Comp and Risk 08/11/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 523 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Judson Spencer has joined Louisiana Hospital Association Trust Funds as the company’s vice president of workers’ compensation and risk. ...Read More

Legislative 'Wrap-Up' on Advisory Committee Agenda 08/10/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Mexico’s workers’ compensation advisory board will review 2017 legislation and preview the 2018 legislative session during a meeting scheduled for Aug. 24 in Albuquerque. ...Read More

Labor Commission Opens Registration for Annual Conference 08/09/2017
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Utah Labor Commission opened registration for its 2017 Workers’ Compensation Education Conference in Salt Lake City. The full-day ev...Read More

Lawmakers Charge Commission With Cracking Down on Employee Misclassification 08/07/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 393 | 0 | Popular with Legal
North Carolina lawmakers have passed legislation to curb employee misclassification, three years after journalists digging into the issue determined the practice cost the state $467 million in state and federal tax revenues annually in the construction industry alone. ...Read More

Law Firm to Host Webinar on OSHA Drug-Testing Rule's Implications 08/07/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland law firm Franklin & Prokopik will hold a webinar on a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule's implications for on-the-job drug and alcohol testing on Aug. 24. ...Read More
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