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State Bears No Labor Law Liability for Accident on Public Trust Land 06/08/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 405 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the state could not be held liable under the Labor Law for a worker's injury on a property that is under the stewardship of a public benefit corporation.  ...Read More

Steelmaker Works to Improve Safety After String of Violations 06/08/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 632 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
A Canton maker of alloy steel bars and tubing is on its way toward abating safety violations for which the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration had cited the company, according to the Repository ...Read More

Supreme Court: Subcontractor Was Immune From Civil Liability 06/06/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 733 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a subcontractor covered by a general contractor's workplace insurance plan is immune from civil liability if its negligence causes injury to the general contractor's employee. ...Read More

Supreme Court Says Employer's 401(k) Contributions Aren't 'Wages' 06/06/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 517 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled that an employer's matching contributions to an employee’s 401(k) plan should not be considered part of the employee's weekly earnings for purposes of calculating the amount of his workers' compensation benefits. ...Read More
Senate Authorizes Cooperative Education Boards to Create Workers' Comp Reserve Funds 06/06/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 470 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The New York Senate last week passed a bill that allows boards of cooperative education services to establish workers’ compensation reserve funds. Senate Bill 3017, sponsored by Catharine Young, first appeared in 2012. Senators approved it Wednesday, and now the legislation goes to ...Read More
SAIF Board Meeting June 8 06/06/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 380 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The board of directors for Oregon’s SAIF Corp. will discuss financial reports, dividends and elections during its June 8 meeting in Eugene. Members will discuss and approve the election of board officers, according to the meeting agenda. And they’ll discuss financial results f...Read More

Stucco Contractor Pasted for Putting Workers at Risk of Falls 06/06/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 412 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
A stucco contractor based in Upper Darby has been hit with five willful violations for putting its workers at severe risk of falling from elevations as high as 18 feet while working on a remodeling job. ...Read More

Sovereign Immunity Doesn't Shield SORM From Paying Portion of Award as Attorney Fee 06/03/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 1731 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A Texas appellate court last week ruled that an attorney who successfully defends an award to an injured state employee is entitled to payment for his services, even though the fee cannot be charged to the state. ...Read More
Service Lloyds Names Business Development Manager 06/03/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 595 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
Service Lloyds Insurance Co., a Texas- based work comp carrier, named Todd Richardson the business development manager of its underwriting unit. Richardson will be responsible for leading the underwriting operation, including developing and implementing underwriting goals, and procedures,...Read More

Small Businesses Slapped With Heavy Noncompliance Fines 06/02/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 1103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Colorado’s state Division of Workers’ Compensation is hitting small businesses with noncompliance fines totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars, often notifying them years after their period of shirking insurance requirements began, The Complete Colorado reports. ...Read More
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