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Recordkeeping Errors Justified Moving Payroll to Higher Class Code 08/17/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A landscaping business' inconsistent and sometimes erroneous payroll records were not sufficient to prove that its employees belonged in a classification code that was less expensive to insure, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled.Case: R & R Tree Service Inc. v. Saif Corp., A145610...Read More
Riley Approves 9.1% Loss-Cost Decrease 08/17/2012
State: WV | Segment: EAST | 406 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Acting West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Michael Riley has approved a 9.1% decrease in loss costs in the voluntary workers' compensation market and a 14.3% decrease in assigned risk rates, effective Nov. 1.The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) called for the decrea...Read More
Retired Electrician Pleads Guilty in Long Island Railroad Probe 08/17/2012
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A retired electrician for the Long Island Railroad pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of conspiracy and perjury in connection with an ongoing investigation of workers who filed false disability claims to supplement their early retirement.U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a ne...Read More
Rules Change Would Adopt NCCI's 2008 Statistical Plan 08/16/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Insurance Division has proposed an amendment to rules to adopt the 2008 edition of the National Council on Compensation Insurance's Statistical Plan for Workers' Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance.The revised statistical plan:Changes the...Read More
Roofing Contractor Named 'Severe Violator' after Fatal Fall 08/16/2012
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined a Connecticut roofing contractor $77,400 and put the company in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program after a worker fell from a roof and died in Fairfield County, Conn., on Feb. 14.OSHA said in a news release that ins...Read More
Rate Bureau Begins Move to New Headquarters on Friday 08/15/2012
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB) announced it will begin its previously announced move on Friday and will operate with a reduced support staff on Monday through Wednesday of next week.NCRB said it will relocate from its current offices on Six Forks Road in Raleigh, N.C., to a new lo...Read More
Reform Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday 08/13/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1620 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefThe parties closest to negotiations that will reportedly cut $1.4 billion in costs to increase benefits by $714 million haven’t announced a final deal, but workers’ compensa...Read More
Rehearing Request Does Not Stop Clock Ticking on Appeal Deadline 08/13/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: SC | Segment: EAST | 381 | 0 | Popular with Wcc | 14 min read
A claimant who petitioned the Workers' Compensation Commission for a rehearing did not toll the 30-day time limit for appealing the decision, the Court of Appeals ruled, dismissing the petition as untimely.Case: Rhame v. Charleston County School District, 5020, 08/08/2012. Published....Read More
Rule Would Broaden Access to Peace Officers Reimbursement Fund 08/13/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 301 | 0 | Popular with Employer
The Idaho Industrial Commission has proposed a rule that will broaden access to a fund that reimburses employers that pay full salary to law-enforcement officers while they are recuperating from on-duty injuries. The rule amendment implements House Bill 570, passed by the state Legislatu...Read More
Reforms Would Cut $1.4B to Fund $700M Benefit Increase 08/10/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 946 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefA still-confidential workers' compensation reform proposal negotiated between labor and management representatives − obtained late Thursday by WorkCompCentral − would sha...Read More
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