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CHSWC Releases Active Shooter Fact Sheet 01/17/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 378 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
California’s Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation released an active shooter fact sheet addressing what schools and school employees can do to prevent shooting incidents. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Ditch Dynamex Test for Borello 01/17/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 673 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The old test to determine whether a California worker is an employee would replace the new test that went into effect at the start of the year, under recently introduced legislation. ...Read More
 
 

Business Group Happy That IME Review Ended With Few Recommendations 01/17/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
NEW YORK — Despite criticism from labor and some medical interests that a committee tasked with recommending fixes to the state's independent medical exam system failed to agree on any substantive changes, that's not such a bad thing, an employer representative said Thursday. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Can Bring Retaliatory Discharge Suit Before Filing Comp Claim 01/17/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A Florida appellate court revived an injured worker’s retaliatory discharge suit against his former employer even though he did not file a workers’ compensation claim until after he was fired. ...Read More
 
 

Carrier Gets Authority to Settle Claim, but No Right to Lump-Sum Reimbursement 01/17/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a judge properly granted an insurance carrier settlement authority of a claim that had been accepted by the state Workers’ Compensation Second Injury Board. ...Read More
 
 

WCRI Webinar to Cover System Costs, Trends 01/17/2020
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
The Workers Compensation Research Institute will host a free webinar Jan. 30 covering key cost drivers, trends and the performance of Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system as compared to 17 other states. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Opens Registration for Workplace Safety and Health Conference 01/17/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation opened registration for the 2020 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo being held March 11-13 in Columbus. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Announces March 31 Deadline for Safety Grant Applications 01/17/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
Ohio employers have until March 31 to apply for grants from the Bureau of Workers' Compensation to invest in workplace safety measures. Employ...Read More
 
 

DWC Opens Registration for Designated Doctor Training 01/17/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation opened registration for designated doctor and maximum medical improvement/impairment rating training classes for new and recertifying doctors. ...Read More
 
 

Court Rejects Attorney's Request for Increased Fee 01/17/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Board to reduce a fee requested by an attorney who represented a worker in an occupational disease claim. ...Read More
 
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