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Workers' Compensation News

Legislature Passes Pharmacy Bill, Gov. Signs Lifeguard Measure 07/15/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 719 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California lawmakers sent the governor a measure that would eliminate the requirement to include an original script with an invoice, a provision in SB 863 that pharmacies say prevented them from billing electronically.At the same time, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure that would giv...Read More
Labor Commission Decision Expands Schoemehl Doctrine 07/12/2013
State: MO | Segment: Top | 422 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
By John P. Kamin, ReporterA decision by the Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission will make it easier for dependents of deceased claimants to obtain death benefits under the Schoemehl doctrine by ruling that ...Read More
Liquidation Bureau Proposes to Bar all Claims against Frontier 07/12/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Liquidation Bureau is seeking a court order to bar all claims against the liquidated estate of Frontier Insurance Co. after Dec. 31.According to a notice posted on the bureau's website...Read More
Loss Costs to Increase by 7.4% on Aug. 1, Longshore Rates Dipping 07/11/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: RI | Segment: EAST | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Advisory loss costs for Rhode Island workers' compensation insurers will increase 7.4% in the industrial classes and decrease 3% for classes with significant exposure under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers Act on Aug. 1, according to a ...Read More
LWCC Appoints Special Risk Unit, Agency Relations Managers 07/10/2013
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corp. has promoted Jody Horton to special risk business unit manager and David Tucker to agency relations manager.Horton was previously agency relations manager before he was selected to lead the newly-created Special Risk unit. He joined LWCC in 200...Read More
Labor Department Proposes 3rd-Party Notification Rule 07/09/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations will hold a public hearing in August on a proposed regulation that would allow a third-party agency to file notice of an employer’s workers’ compensation coverage.The department’s proposed changes would say that a ...Read More
LHWCA Did not Bar Worker's State-Law Retaliatory Discharge Claim 07/08/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: AL | Segment: EAST | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act did not bar an injured painter from suing his employer for allegedly terminating him in retaliation for having sought benefits under Alabama's workers' compensation scheme for an injury he suffered working on a dry-docked ship....Read More
Labor Commissioner Lauds Metals Recycler for Safety Program 07/08/2013
State: ME | Segment: EAST | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Maine Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette announced last week that a metals recycler based in Bangor, Me., has received the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program award from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.Paquette said in a press release OneSteel Recy...Read More
LWCC Promotes Risley, Vige to Managerial Positions 07/05/2013
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 159 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation announced that it has promoted Angie Risley and Shelly Vige to two managerial positions. The Baton Rouge-based carrier said that Risley will be the new manager of financial reporting, and that Vige will be the new premium audit manager....Read More
Labor and Industry Department Posts New Organization Chart 07/05/2013
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has posted a new organization chart that reflects changes made to the agency in 2011.The Labor Department approved the new chart on June 13, 2013, and posted the chart in the June 29, 2013, edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin....Read More
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