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Supreme Court Orders New Trial in Contract Dispute Between Staffing Co. and Payroll Provider 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Supreme Court of Minnesota ruled that a payroll management service provider was entitled to a new trial on a breach of contract claim that a temporary staffing agency had filed against it because of instructional errors during the trial. ...Read More

Senate Balks at 'Employee-Friendly' Commissioner Nominee 06/29/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The elevation of a deputy commissioner to head the North Carolina Industrial Commission may have hit a roadblock after business interests said his rulings have been too employee-friendly. ...Read More

Split Court Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim for Fall 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been allowed to proceed with his Labor Law claim for a fall that occurred after he unhooked his safety lanyard while disassembling a scaffold. ...Read More

Sunday Is Deadline for OSHA Injury Reports 06/28/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 240 | 0
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet is reminding employers that Sunday is the deadline for filing 2017 OSHA reports on injuries and illnesses. OSHA Form 300A s...Read More

Sunz Appoints Chief Underwriting Officer 06/28/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Sunz Insurance Solutions announced Wednesday the appointment of Blake Souers as chief underwriting officer. Souers will report to Sunz Preside...Read More

Split Court Reinstates Jury's $1.7 Million Award to Injured Offshore Worker 06/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A divided Texas appellate court on Tuesday reinstated a jury’s award of more $1.7 million in damages to an offshore oil platform worker for an arm injury. ...Read More

Split Court Denies Benefits to Housekeeper With Positive Post-Accident Drug Test 06/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A divided 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a worker who tested positive for marijuana in a post-accident drug test was not entitled to benefits for her injuries. ...Read More

Supreme Court Won't Review Ruling on Statutory Cap for TTD Benefits 06/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 886 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The California Supreme Court will not disturb a decision from the 4th District Court of Appeal that said there is an absolute five-year statutory cap on the duration of temporary disability benefits. ...Read More

Schumer Wants Benefits for Widow of 9/11 Worker 06/25/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has called on the New York Workers’ Compensation Board to grant death benefits to the widow of a state trooper who developed pancreatic cancer after working at the site of the September 2001 terrorist attack. ...Read More

Sweep Finds 18% of Employers Without Coverage 06/25/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section said a recent “educational outreach sweep” found 18% of employers were operating without coverage. ...Read More
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