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Rules Overhaul Includes Proof-of-Coverage Provision 06/29/2012
State: NC | Segment: Top | 393 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Heather Scofield, ReporterThe North Carolina Industrial Commission released on Thursday a proposal to overhaul the state's workers' compensation rules with ...Read More
Reynolds Makes Partner at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene 06/28/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 329 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Attorney Robert Rice Reynolds IV has been named a partner of the Steinger, Iscoe & Greene law firm in South Florida, the firm announced on Wednesday. Reynolds has been director of litigation in the Steinger law firm's West Palm Beach office for six years and with his partnership ...Read More
Receptionist Pleads Not Guilty to Comp Fraud, Falsification Charges 06/28/2012
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A receptionist with Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority, already charged with obstruction, has pleaded not guilty to related charges of workers' compensation fraud and falsification involving a claim filed with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the Lima News reported on Wednesday....Read More
Rate Bureau Gets New Offices 06/28/2012
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 142 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The North Carolina Rate Bureau offices will be relocated in mid-August, the agency has announced.The NCRB will move from its offices on Six Forks Road to 2910 Sumner Boulevard in Raleigh. The exact date of the move has not yet been confirmed. The agency reports some wor...Read More
Reimbursement for QME Visit Not a Temporary Disability Payment 06/27/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1687 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A single payment of benefits to an injured worker for attending a defense-requested medical evaluation is a reimbursement of a medical-legal expense, not a payment of temporary disability benefits, a California appellate court ruled. Case: Meeks Building Center...Read More
Rule Development Workshop Scheduled 06/27/2012
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (FDOAH) has announced it will amend some procedural rules for workers' compensation adjudications. Among the proposed changes is new text that clarifies how to appropriately file and serve case parties with pleadings and other case document...Read More
Review Commission Reports 208 Decisions on Appeals in 2011 06/22/2012
State: WI | Segment: CENTRAL | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Wisconsin Labor and Industry Review Commission has reported that it received 185 workers' compensation appeals and issued 208 decisions on workers' compensation appeals in 2011.The 208 decisions involved 94 applicant and 98 respondent appeals, and 16 combined appeals....Read More
Response Brief Filed in Salas v. Sierra Chemical 06/21/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 639 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The employer of an allegedly illegal worker who is appealing the dismissal of his Fair Employment and Housing Act to the California Supreme Court is maintaining its stance that the worker's use of a counterfeit Social Security number should bar his action, as the 3rd District Court of Appea...Read More
Railway Hit with $800,000 in Penalties for Firing Injured Workers 06/20/2012
State: VA | Segment: EAST | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Norfolk Southern Railway Co. to pay three whistleblowers more than $800,000, according to a news release.The company violated whistleblower protection provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act,...Read More
Rise in Weekly Wage Increases Benefits 06/11/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 554 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute said a 5.5% increase in the state’s average weekly wage will drive corresponding increases in maximum and minimum temporary total disability benefits in 2013.California’s average weekly wage increases to $1,059.38 in the 12...Read More
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