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Rigid Leave Policies May Conflict With ADA, Employers Warned 09/29/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1153 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Having a maximum-absence policy that is set in stone can cause an employer to run afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability experts said in a recent webinar. ...Read More

Rating Bureau Says It Will Pull Rate Filing Increase With Protz Fix 09/28/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 513 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state’s rating bureau on Wednesday pledged to withdraw an “unprecedented” interim loss cost filing with a recommended 6.06% increase if legislators quickly craft a “fix” to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent Protz decision. ...Read More

Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA Does Not Include Extended Leave, 7th Circuit Rules 09/27/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 385 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require an employer to grant a three-month leave of absence to an employee who had exhausted his Family Medical Leave Act benefits, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled. ...Read More

Rachel Lopez Named President of Resource Management Inc. 09/25/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Resource Management Inc., a human resources outsourcing company, has named Rachel Lopez president. Lopez joined RMI 20 years ago and was the compan...Read More
Rating Board: Carriers Must Seek Our Approval Before Changing Classifications 09/25/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 443 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York's financial services agency has approved the state rate-maker's request to amend its Workers' Compensation and Employers Liability Manual. The amendment adds a few words to the manual's Digest of Rulings and Interpretations section in an effort to clarify Policy W...Read More
R&Q Completes Assignment of Deductible-Policy Liabilities 09/22/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 457 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. has completed the assignment of insurance liabilities under workers’ comp deductible policies. The liabilities relate to workers’ comp policies issued between 1988 and 2012 to a U.S. corporation from a large U.S. carrier. With thi...Read More

Restaurant Manager Gets Two Years of Probation in Fraud Case 09/20/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 394 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The manager of a banquet center in Niles, Ohio, has been sentenced to two years of probation after being found guilty of attempted workers’ compensation fraud. ...Read More

Risk Strategies Company Acquires Anderson & Jacoby 09/20/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 387 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Risk Strategies Co., a national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Miami-based Anderson & Jacoby Insurance Consultants. ...Read More

Ranch Worker Accused of Falsifying Extent of Injuries 09/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1425 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Northern California ranch worker was charged with fraud for allegedly lying to an agreed medical evaluator about physical limitations following a back injury, Intercare Holdings Insurance Solutions announced. ...Read More

Rand Report Outlines Pros, Cons of ODG 09/15/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1156 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nonprofit research organization Rand Corp. evaluated the Official Disability Guidelines and gave ODG a mainly favorable review, although researchers also questioned the methods used to develop the workers’ comp medical treatment guidelines. ...Read More
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