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Landscaper Charged with Workers' Compensation Fraud 11/06/2013
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 527 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Fraud Bureau has charged a West Haven, Conn., worker with failing to report income he received from his landscaping company while collecting workers' compensation benefits.The Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice said in a press release t...Read More
LIRC Ruling May Force Payers to Reconsider Schoemehl Reserves 11/05/2013
State: MO | Segment: Top | 453 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 201 min read
By John P. Kamin, ReporterInsurers and employers may have to adjust their reserves in light of a Missouri Labor and Industrial Review Commission decision stating that a Missouri law limiting benefits to remarried survivin...Read More
Labor Commission Taking Applications for Workplace Safety Grants 11/04/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 542 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Utah Labor Commission is accepting applications from employers for a share of $250,000 in grant funding available for workplace safety projects."The purpose of the grant is to identify entities who desire to implement initiatives to promote either new or existing safety programs with...Read More
Leonardi Approves 3.2% Loss-Cost Increase 11/04/2013
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 414 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi last week approved a call by the National Council on Compensation Insurance to increase loss costs in the voluntary workers' compensation market by 3.2% and to increase assigned-risk plan rates by 5.7%, effective on Jan. 1, 2014.NCCI...Read More
Lodge Owner Gets 364 Days in Jail For WC Fraud 11/01/2013
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 487 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of an historic San Lorenzo Valley inn will spend 364 days in Santa Cruz County Jail after pleading no contest to two felony counts that he falsified wage information to obtain lower insurance premiums.Sanjiv Kakkar, 52, the owner of the 123-year-old Brookdale Lodge, was also se...Read More
LWC Adds Workers' Compensation Web Tool For Medical Providers 10/31/2013
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Louisiana Workforce Commission is offering a new web tool for medical providers to access its medical treatment schedule and guidelines for workers hurt on the job.“Like the medical guidelines themselves, this web tool will improve outcomes for injured workers by ensuring they ...Read More
Liberty Mutual Net Income Up 3.4% in 3rd Quarter, 17% for Year 10/31/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 320 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Liberty Mutual Holding Co. reported Wednesday net income of $481 million for the third quarter, a 3.4% boost from the $465 million net income reported for the third quarter of 2012.Liberty Mutual reported net income of $1.25 billion for the first nine months of the year, a 17.3% increase...Read More
LARA Approves 8.3% Decrease in Pure Premium Rate 10/30/2013
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced that it has approved an 8.3% decrease in the 2014 pure premium advisory rates for the workers' compensation market. The decrease will mean that Michigan's pure premium rate will have dropped by more than 21% du...Read More
L&I Tells Chamber it Wants to be User-Friendly 10/29/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries told attendees of a regional chamber of commerce meeting that it is making efforts to be more user-friendly by allowing reports to be filled out electronically and giving businesses flexible due dates for workers’ compensation premiums,...Read More
Labor Commissioner Appoints Wichita Attorney as ALJ 10/25/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: KS | Segment: CENTRAL | 474 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kansas Labor Department has appointed attorney Gary Jones as an administrative law judge in Wichita. Jones will replace Nelsonna Potts Barnes, who retired in June, the Labor Department said in an announcement posted on its website.Labor Commissioner Lana Gordon appointed ...Read More
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