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LGC Says Embattled LGC Facing More Legal Challenges 09/03/2013
State: NH | Segment: EAST | 375 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An elected city official in New Hampshire warned his colleagues last week that the Local Government Center may lose its federal tax-exempt status because of charges by the state Bureau of Securities Regulation that it engaged in an illegal reorganization in 2003.North Hampton Select Boar...Read More
 
 
Lumber Supplier Hit with 17 OSHA Violations for Combustible Dust 08/29/2013
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 17 health and safety violations and $54,000 in proposed penalties against a building materials supplier for failing to prevent combustible dust hazards. The federal agency cited ProBuild Co. after an inspection of the employer'...Read More
 
 
Labor, Business Disagree on Costs of OSHA's Silica Proposal 08/27/2013
State: NA | Segment: Top | 367 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By John P. Kamin, ReporterLabor unions are praising the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's proposal to adopt a stricter silica exposure standard, but industry groups are warning that complying with t...Read More
 
 
Lumber Mill Cited for Dust and Noise Hazards 08/23/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 351 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Thompson, Ga., lumber mill for 10 safety and health violations carrying proposed penalties of $46,970.OSHA said it inspected Keadle Lumber Enterprises Inc. in April as part of its national emphasis program on amputations and ...Read More
 
 
Labor Officials Revamp PEO Regs 08/21/2013
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has adopted an overhaul of professional employer organization regulations that drops a requirement that PEOs have a net wort...Read More
 
 
LWC Sets Maximum, Minimum Weekly Rates for 2014 08/21/2013
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 259 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Louisiana Workforce Commission set the maximum weekly compensation rate at $619 and the minimum weekly compensation rate at $165 for the upcoming year, according to a notice in the August edition of the Louisiana State Register. The benefits rates will take effect on Sept. 1 and will...Read More
 
 
L&I to Start Sending Electronic Claims Notices 08/20/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) announced Monday it has launched a new online services that will allow injured workers, employers and health care providers to sign up for electronic delivery of most claims-related documents.The department estimates that ...Read More
 
 
Lawmaker Eyeing Change to Firefighter Presumption Law 08/16/2013
State: PA | Segment: Top | 728 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefPennsylvania firefighters and the state's municipal employers are renewing debate about a law that created a presumption that cancers suffered by firefighters are job-related in the...Read More
 
 
LGC Names Senate President as New Director 08/15/2013
State: NH | Segment: EAST | 353 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Local Government Center has named the president of the New Hampshire Senate to become its director while it continues its appeal of a state administrative hearings officer's ruling that LGC commingled funds among its insurance pools and withheld $52 million in surplus due member cities and s...Read More
 
 
Law Firm Calls for Lobbying Effort to Defeat HB 1636 08/14/2013
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 371 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Pennsylvania law firm representing injured workers is calling on readers of its blog to lobby state representatives and senators in the General Assembly to defeat legislation that would require workers to use an employer-picked coordinated care organization for the duration of a workers' compe...Read More
 
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