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Employers Urging Commission to Block Industrial Commission Rules 10/18/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 654 | 0 | Popular with Legal
North Carolina workers' compensation defense attorneys and employer groups are urging a panel that meets today to throw out rules adopted by the Industrial Commission, arguing the agency blew its first attempt to comply with the state Administrative Procedures Act by failing to provide laymen de...Read More
 
 
Employer Must Pay for Mechanic's Back Surgery Following Car Crash 10/15/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 459 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Louisiana appellate court upheld a workers' compensation judge's determination that a mechanic's need for back surgery arose from a car accident that occurred in the course of his employment and not from a prior crash, which also gave rise to back complaints. ...Read More
 
 
Employer Hit with $20,000 Sanction for Cutting Off Worker's Benefits 10/12/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 497 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 191 min read
A Louisiana employer is on the hook for $20,000 in attorney fees and penalties for its "arbitrary and capricious" act of terminating benefits to a worker after learning that he had failed to disclose a prior injury to his back in his post-hire medical questionnaire....Read More
 
 
Employer Could Terminate Benefits without Petitioning for Relief 10/12/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 257 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Commonwealth Court ruled that an employer's defense to a worker's petition for penalties based upon the employer's unilateral termination of his benefits could serve as a petition by the employer to so terminate and that a judge did not err in granting such relief in the a...Read More
 
 
Educational Assn. Holding Conference in Ocean City Next Week 10/12/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Educational Association's 2012 conference will feature presentations on spinal fusion surgery, brain injuries and vocational rehabilitation Monday through Wednesday. The association will hold an opening reception at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Dr. Pier M....Read More
 
 
Employers Signs Deal to Sell Comp to Paychex Clients 10/10/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers said Tuesday it has teamed up with payroll-processing firm Paychex, through its subsidiary Paychex Insurance Agency, to provide workers' compensation coverage to small businesses that process their payroll through Paychex.The Reno, Nev.-based carrier said the program will b...Read More
 
 
Employer's Appeal Costs it an Extra $16K in Attorney's Fees 10/10/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 535 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An employer that appealed a decision to award benefits to a claimant who was injured in an alleged unwitnessed fall not only lost the case, but was ordered to pay an additional $16,000 in attorney fees.Case: Estis v. Ambar Lone Star Fluid Service, Nos. 12-206, consolidated with 12-207, 1...Read More
 
 
Employers Holdings President Hired as CEO of HEMIC 10/05/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 538 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Hawaii Employers' Mutual Insurance Co. announced on Thursday the appointment of Martin J. Welch as chief executive officer and senior underwriting executive.HEMIC said in a press release that Welch's hiring concludes "a long and carefully executed succession process." Welch was a...Read More
 
 
Employer Draws $72,800 in Fines for Alleged Chemical Hazards 10/05/2012
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued Cleveland Tank & Supply, Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, 19 serious health and safety citations, with fines totaling $72,800, for alleged violations, including failing to assess and monitor exposure to hexavalent chromium, and provide adequa...Read More
 
 
Employers: SB 863 just the Start of Reform Process 10/04/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 805 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefThe passing of Senate Bill 863 was just the beginning of a process to reform California’s workers’ compensation system, and employers need to remain engaged to ensure that th...Read More
 
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