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Workers' Compensation News


Commission to Continue Reviews Via Webex Through March 02/24/2021
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
Commissioners' monthly review calls will continue to be held via the Webex telephone system through March, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission chairman said in a bulletin. ...Read More

Marijuana Law Allows Workplace Drug Testing After Injury 02/24/2021
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
From the legalization of recreational marijuana to retirement plans for judges, New Jersey lawmakers are moving ahead with bills that could affect workers' compensation in the state. ...Read More

Report: Some Nursing Homes With COVID-19 Deaths Didn't Report to Cal/OSHA 02/23/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 478 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A records review by the Sacramento Bee has revealed that about half of nursing facilities where workers died from COVID-19 reported the deaths to the California Div...Read More

Transit Worker to Pay $34,529 in Restitution Following No Contest Plea 02/23/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 485 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A regional transit worker in Northern California was ordered to pay $34,529 in restitution after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor fraud charge. Ju...Read More

Court Upholds Conviction of Office Manager Involved in Kickback Scheme 02/23/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1576 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A California appellate court upheld the sentence and conviction of a former office manager for his involvement in an illegal kickback operation.   ...Read More

SCIF Board Meets Thursday, Friday 02/23/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 236 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 63 min read
The board of directors for the California State Compensation Insurance Fund will meet virtually on Thursday and Friday. Directors will hear...Read More

DWC Updates Hospital Fee Schedule 02/23/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 253 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation adopted updates to the Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule for services provided on or aft...Read More

Marijuana Study Reveals Optimism, but Experts Say More Research Needed 02/23/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 508 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 107 min read
Researchers, industry experts and marijuana legalization advocates say a recent study may show that claim counts dropped in states where recreational cannabis is legal, but more research is li...Read More

House Passes Bill to Keep Comp Judges' Personal Info Off the Web 02/23/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 104 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 161 min read
Workers' compensation judges in Kansas would be able to keep their home addresses and other personal information off of public agency websites, under a bill the state House of Representatives approved last week. ...Read More

Worker Can Proceed With Only Some Claims Against Former Employer, Supervisors 02/23/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 108 min read
A New York appellate court thinned out a plaintiff’s claims against his former employer and supervisors for their allegedly wrongful conduct in terminating him and evicting him from a work-provided apartment. ...Read More
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