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OSHA: Roofing Contractor Failed to Protect Workers From Falls 10/03/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 507 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed nearly $213,000 in penalties for a Florida roofing contractor that exposed workers to dangerous falls and other hazards. ...Read More

Report Will Explore Effects of Opioid Prescription Limits 10/03/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 464 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Maine Bureau of Insurance will meet with stakeholders Oct. 31 to discuss the 2015 Public Law Chapter 488, An Act to Prevent Opiate Abuse by Strengthening the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program. ...Read More

Woman Pleads Guilty to Workers' Compensation Payroll Scheme 10/03/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 743 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
An Orlando woman is facing a maximum prison sentence of up to 980 years after pleading guilty last week to 49 counts of wire fraud and one count of operating as an unlicensed money transmitter in a workers’ compensation fraud scheme. ...Read More

Doctor Sentenced to 366 Days in Prison for Accepting Cash Bribes 10/03/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 403 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New Jersey doctor who pleaded guilty to taking cash bribes for referring patients to laboratories was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison this week. ...Read More
Machine Shop Fined $155,000 for Electrical, Amputation Hazards 10/03/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 450 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
Federal safety inspectors who visited a Houston maintenance shop in August found workers continued to operate machinery without safeguards. Because the setup could have led to a worker losing a limb, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Machinery Maintenance Rebuilders ...Read More

New Opioids Rule That Requires Best Treatment Practices Now in Effect 10/03/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 457 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
A new rule mandating how Ohio’s injured workers are prescribed opioids became effective Saturday. Reimbursement for opioid prescri...Read More

Governor Mandates Docs Check With PDMP When Prescribing Controlled Substances 09/30/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1627 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Five years ago, California was on the verge of joining Missouri as the only state without a prescription drug-monitoring database. Since then, lawm...Read More
DWC Launches IBR Decision Search Tool 09/30/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation on Thursday launched an online search tool for independent bill review decisions. A page on the division’s website allows users to search IBR decisions based on several criteria, including the outcome, the fee schedule that covered the bil...Read More
Registration for CAAA Winter Convention Opens Monday 09/30/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1088 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The California Applicants' Attorneys Association announced that it will start accepting registration Monday for its 2017 winter convention. The annual convention will be held Jan. 25-29 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Registration is $795 for CAAA members before ...Read More

Court Rejects Carrier's Constructive Fraud Claim in Effort to Recover Unpaid Premium 09/30/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IA | Segment: Top | 653 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a comp carrier that was stiffed on premiums by a now-defunct trucking company can't go after the assets the company sold to another corporation to recover the debt. ...Read More
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