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OSHA Issues $12,600 Fine After 'Walking Dead' Stuntman's Death 01/09/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A motion picture company is facing $12,675 in proposed federal penalties after a stuntman died during the filming of television show “The Walking Dead” in Senoia, Georgia. ...Read More

MEMIC Promotes Ian Torrey to Production Underwriter 01/09/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The MEMIC Group has promoted Ian Torrey to the position of production underwriter. ...Read More

Instructional Error Led to Improper Dismissal of FELA Claim 01/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Court of Appeals revived an injured railway worker’s claim under the Federal Employers Liability Act, finding that the jury had been improperly instructed on the statute of limitations for filing the claim. ...Read More
WCD Updates Travel Reimbursement Bulletin 01/09/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division updated Bulletin No. 112 to note that the reimbursement for travel to medical appointments has increased to 54.5 cents per mile, from 53.5 cents, at the start of the year. The division revised the form carriers must send to injured ...Read More

Bill Would Permit Direct Deposit of Benefits 01/09/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state Senate has passed a bill that would authorize the payment of workers’ compensation benefits by direct deposit. ...Read More

Proactive Inspections Shield Employers From Penalties 01/09/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Five free on-site consultations by the state Labor Cabinet in December corrected 62 workplace safety violations and saved employers up to $434,000 in enforcement penalties, the agency said. ...Read More

Hurricane Harvey Restrictions Lifted on Wednesday 01/09/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has lifted a bulletin on deadlines and procedures for insurance carriers in response to Hurricane Harvey. Starting Wednesday, all deadlines and procedures will go into effect. ...Read More

Bill Proposes Criteria for Rating Impairments Caused by Breast Cancer 01/08/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 683 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Whether a woman is of childbearing age would not be an appropriate factor for doctors to consider when determining impairment ratings in breast cancer cases, under a bill that could be heard by the California Assembly Insurance Committee on Tuesday. ...Read More

Former Insurance Agent Gets Year in Jail for Stealing Premiums 01/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former California insurance agent was sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay $100,363 in restitution Friday after pleading guilty to felony theft and securities fraud charges, the ...Read More

Amended Bill Defines Day Laborers Eligible for Comp Coverage 01/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 664 | 1 | Popular with Legal
Maintenance workers, gardeners and landscapers hired on a one-time basis would be covered by California’s workers’ compensation laws under recent amendments to a bill intended to extend coverage to the estimated 40,000 day laborers working in the Golden State. ...Read More
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