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No Unemployment Benefits for Worker Fired for Failing Post-Accident Drug Test 11/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld the denial of unemployment benefits to a worker who was fired for failing a drug test after he was involved in an on-the-job car accident. ...Read More

NYSIF Sues City Official, Alleging Failure to Pay Comp Premiums 11/01/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York State Insurance Fund has filed suit against a garbage-hauling business owned by a city official in Mount Vernon, alleging it is owed $780,000 in workers’ compensation premiums, according to ...Read More

NAIC Approves Insurance Data Security Model Law 10/26/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has adopted a model law pertaining to insurance data security. ...Read More

Nov. 17 NCOIL Meeting to Cover Physician Dispensing, Compounded Drugs 10/25/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 250 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) will hold its annual meeting on Nov. 17 at the Phoenix Grand Sheraton.  ...Read More

No Benefits for Scrapyard Worker After Alleged Fall Into Pit 10/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals declined to disturb the denial of benefits to a scrap metal worker who allegedly suffered a back injury in a workplace fall. ...Read More

No Benefits for Family of Worker Killed in Accident While Driving 10/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that the family of a worker who was killed in a car accident was not entitled to benefits in the absence of evidence establishing where the worker was headed when he died.   ...Read More

New NIOSH Center Will Study Robots in Workplace 10/23/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has launched a new center to study the safety and health implications of robots in the workplace. ...Read More

Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase 10/20/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2120 | 0 | Popular with Legal
OAKLAND, California — The number of qualified medical evaluators in California’s workers’ comp system continues to decline, even as requests for QME panels have soared 87% over the last 10 years, according to a report unveiled Thursday. ...Read More

No Supreme Court Review for Self-Represented Petitioner 10/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 780 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Supreme Court will not be reviewing a self-represented worker’s challenge to an administrative determination that she had failed to timely file a petition to reopen her comp claim. ...Read More

No Death Benefits for Unmarried Live-In Partners, Appellate Court Affirms 10/19/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A disabled woman who relied on her live-in boyfriend of 13 years for income couldn’t collect death benefits after he died because they were an unmarried couple living together, ...Read More
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