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Workers' Compensation News

Drywall Contractor Who Misclassified Employees Sentenced to 3 Months in Jail, $10,000 Fine 09/23/2014
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 225 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Seattle drywall contractor has received the maximum fine and three quarters of the maximum jail sentence after underpaying his employees and not providing workers' compensation coverage. The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office ...Read More
DWC Posts Adjustments to Fee Schedule 09/19/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 890 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted to its website an order adjusting the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes made in the Medicare payment system. The order adopts the l...Read More
DWC Updates FAQs for Physician-Dispensed Medical Equipment 09/18/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 638 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Durable medical equipment is not covered by California’s Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner’s Fee Schedule, but a doctor can bill and be reimbursed for dispensing hardware to injured workers, the Division of Workers’ Compensation said. The DWC said it updated the F...Read More
Department of Labor Seeks Damages for Employee Allegedly Fired for Filing Safety Complaint 09/18/2014
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against a Sandpoint, Idaho, gas station seeking damages on behalf of an employee it alleges the station's owner fired for filing a safety complaint against the business. Sydney Oskoui, owner of the Sandpoint Gas 'n' Go and Lube ...Read More
DWC Recognizes First Responders Injured, Killed in Line of Duty 09/18/2014
Source: Texas Division of Workers' Compensation
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has recognized this year’s recipients of the Texas Star Award, which honors peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders who are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty. Gov. Rick Perry presented select first r...Read More
DWC Publishes Revised Copy Service Fee Schedule 09/17/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1280 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation revised its proposed copy service fee schedule rules and will accept comment on the regulations until Oct. 1. One revision adds a requirement for copy shops to include case information when submitting bills. Prior to the revision, the...Read More
Denise Elliot Joins McNees, Wallace and Nurick in Lancaster 09/17/2014
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 245 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Attorney Denise E. Elliot has joined the law firm McNees, Wallace and Nurick LLC to practice with the firm’s Labor & Employment Group in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Elliot will defend self-insured employers in workers’ compensation matters and will represent and counsel clien...Read More
DWC Issues Proposed Regs. for Online QME Requests 09/15/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1931 | 0 | Popular with Legal
DANA POINT, California – Administrators for the Division of Workers' Compensation on Friday announced regulatory changes aimed at speeding up the process for getting qualified medical evaluator panels and independent medical review decisions. The agency has been struggling to ke...Read More
DIR Advisory Committee Focusing on Refinery Safety 09/12/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Industrial Relations scheduled an advisory committee meeting to review proposed changes to the Process Safety Management standards that are intended to strengthen regulatory oversight of California’s oil refineries. The DIR developed a draft regulatory proposal for...Read More
DCBS Cuts Pure Premium by 5.3% 09/12/2014
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services approved an average 5.3% decrease in pure premiums for 2015, its second consecutive rate reduction. The department approved a 7.6% reduction for 2014 after approving increases of 1.7% for 2013 and 1.9% for 2012. The 5.3% decr...Read More
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