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Workers' Compensation News

Labor Dept. Adopts PEO Rules 04/17/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 500 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry will deny applications from professional employer organizations that fail to meet statutory timelines to submit documents when seeking a new license, under rules adopted on March 31.The rules also require the department to notify client compan...Read More
LP Insurance Services Appoints Chief Risk Officer 04/17/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 389 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
LP Insurance Services, based in Reno, Nev., has appointed David Cisneros as chief risk officer.Cisneros, formerly the director of risk and insurance manager at International Game Technology, has more than 20 years of industry experience, the company said in a press release. At LP, he is ...Read More
Labor Dept. Denies Secret Mandate to Rush Cases 04/16/2014
State: PA | Segment: Top | 669 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Peter MantiusNorthern Bureau ChiefThe Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry on Tuesday denied reports that the state’s workers’ compensation judges had been instruct...Read More
Lobbyist: Prescription Drug Fight Will Continue in 2015 04/16/2014
State: MD | Segment: Top | 717 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Following the failure of hotly debated prescription drug legislation in Maryland, one closely involved lobbyist says his side will be ready for a renewed fight in 2015.“We will probably take a harder line next year,” Jack Andryszak, a lobbyist for insurers in the state, said ...Read More
Littler Appoints Three to Office Management Roles 04/15/2014
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 406 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Littler Mendelson has appointed Patrick G. DeBlasio, Michael Short and Trent Sutton to the roles of office managing shareholder (OMS).DeBlasio succeeds Scott Forman in Littler’s Miami office. He represents employees in all aspects of employment litigation, including claims under Ti...Read More
Lawmakers Set to Review Comp Rules again this Session 04/11/2014
State: NC | Segment: Top | 777 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, CorrespondentThe North Carolina General Assembly is being asked to weigh in for a second consecutive year on rules proposed by the state Industrial Commission as part of a 2011 reform that placed the commi...Read More
Lawsuit Challenges WCB's Process for Handling Late Penalties 04/10/2014
State: NY | Segment: Top | 835 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Peter Mantius, Northern Bureau ChiefAn injured New York City employee from Brooklyn has filed a legal challenge to a week-old public notice from the state Workers’ Compensation Board announcin...Read More
L&I Withdraws Proposed Classification Rule Changes 04/08/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries withdrew a proposed statement of inquiry filed in January announcing plans to clarify regulations pertaining to how occupations and industries are grouped together and the premiums associated with these classifications.L&I propo...Read More
Lump-Sum Retirement Benefits Can't Be Offset from Comp Award 04/08/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 597 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, in a case of first impression, ruled that an employer could not take an offset from an award of benefits to an injured worker based on the amount of retirement benefits the worker received as a lump-sum upon his retirement five years prior.  ...Read More
Leavitt Group Opens New Office in Houston 04/07/2014
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 504 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Leavitt Group has opened a new office in Houston, Risk Services ...Read More
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