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N.Y. Surpasses Calif. as Most Costly State for Comp 10/05/2018
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 706 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia — Despite three rate decreases in as many years, New York will take from California the dubious title of the most expensive state in the nation for workers’ compensation insurance when the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services releases its lat...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Airport Shuttle Bus Qualifies as Airline Employer's 'Premises' 10/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will weigh in on the question of whether an employee is within the course and scope of employment when traveling between a parking lot and the workplace. ...Read More
 
 

Draft Bills Would Overhaul MSF Rules, State's Insurance Options 10/05/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
A pair of draft bills under consideration for introduction next year would allow Montana State Fund policyholders to elect three board members and give the state the option of buying workers’ compensation coverage from a private carrier. ...Read More
 
 

Injured Employee Entitled to Benefits for Employer's Refusal to Return Her to Work 10/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a finding that an injured worker was entitled to benefits for a one-year period after her employer refused to return her to work at an available position within her physical capabilities. ...Read More
 
 

Beecher Carlson Names Catherine Asaro National Operations Manager 10/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, a large-account insurance broker, has promoted Catherine Asaro to national operations manager, a newly created position. ...Read More
 
 

OSHA Intensifies Trenching Emphasis Program 10/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 121 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 3 min read
In response to a recent spike in deaths of workers in trenches, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its National Emphasis Prog...Read More
 
 

USPS Cited After Worker Ejected From Truck 10/05/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The U.S. Postal Service is facing proposed federal penalties of $224,585 after a worker at an Austin, Texas, facility was ejected from an industrial truck and injured. ...Read More
 
 

Court Partially Revives Plumber's Labor Law Claims for Crushed Foot 10/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court revived portions of a plumber’s Labor Law claim for injuries from an air compressor that fell on his foot. Cas...Read More
 
 
Department to Explain Assessment on Self-Insureds Oct. 25 10/05/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 53 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance will hold a workshop Oct. 25 to explain new assessments on workers' compensation self-insurance groups. The assessments are needed to cover the department's expenses for examining the self-insurance groups, the department said in a ...Read More
 
 

No Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Alleged Construction Site Injuries 10/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker can proceed with his claims for injuries at a construction site, since there were triable questions as to whether he was subject to the protection of the Labor Law and whether his own conduct was responsible for his accident. ...Read More
 
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