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Mr. Good Vape Ordered to Reinstate Environmental Whistle-Blower 04/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 557 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered a business in Chino, California, to reinstate a former manager who was fired for claiming the company’s production of flavored liquids for e-cigarettes violated federal environmental law. Mr. Good Vape LLC was also o...Read More
Medical Advisory Committee Cancels June Meeting 04/24/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 139 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Oregon’s Medical Advisory Committee cancelled a meeting scheduled for June 15 and announced that its next meeting will be held Aug. 17. The committee was created in 1965 to advise the Workers’ Compensation Division on issues relating to medical care. Committee members this yea...Read More
Maximum Weekly Wage Benefits Will Rise 4% 04/24/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 278 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
Maximum disability benefits in New York State will climb almost 4% starting July 1, in keeping with an increase in the average weekly wage in the state, the Workers' Compensation Board announced....Read More

Man Arrested in Fake Business Insurance Scheme 04/20/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 356 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly selling business insurance policies and pocketing the premiums while providing false documentation of coverage. ...Read More

Medical Trends Driving Rate Decreases Could Be Ending 04/19/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 107 min read
Falling medical costs in California workers’ compensation system that helped drive down the advisory pure premium rate over the past several years might be coming to an end. ...Read More

Miami Files Suit Seeking 'Disgorgement' by Opioid Manufacturers 04/19/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The City of Miami has filed suit against major drug manufacturers alleging they were unjustly enriched by an epidemic of abuse that increased the city’s health care and workers’ compensation costs, and strained emergency services as rescue workers responded to 1,717 overdoses in a sin...Read More

Municipal Insurance Pool Names City Councilwoman to Board 04/10/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Patricia Johnson The Florida Municipal I...Read More

Man Disabled but Still Installing Swimming Pools, Investigation Shows 04/06/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A former worker at the New York Thruway Authority has pleaded guilty to petit larceny after defrauding the state's workers' compensation system of more than $5,200, according to a ...Read More

Medical Transport Business Lacked Comp Coverage, Prosecutors Allege 04/02/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The owner of a medical transportation business in Broome County, New York, has been arrested on suspicion of running the company without workers’ compensation insurance or a valid taxi business license. ...Read More

Mine Worker Can't Collect Retraining Incentive Benefit From Employer 03/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Other | 79 min read
A divided Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that a mine worker was not entitled to a retraining incentive benefit from his employer, since he had already settled a pneumoconiosis claim against, and received a retraining incentive from, a prior employer. ...Read More
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