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Dennis Duchene Named EVP for Managed Care at York 12/07/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
York has named Dennis Duchene as its executive vice president for managed care. ...Read More

Board Schedules Hearing on Document Translation Rules 12/07/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board scheduled a hearing for Feb. 1 on proposed rules for translating documents into English before they can be submitted as evidence. ...Read More

DWC Withdraws Last Year's Reimbursement Manual Proposal 12/07/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation on Thursday formally withdrew its 2017 proposal to amend its reimbursement manuals for health care services, which were not ratified by the state Legislature. ...Read More

Medical Costs Per Claim Down, Report Shows 12/07/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 196 min read
Medical costs per claim have dropped in Texas after several years of rising expenses, the Workers Compensation Research Institute noted in a new report. ...Read More

8th Circuit Says Injured Worker Failed to Assert Viable Disability Discrimination Claim 12/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that an injured worker could not assert a viable disability discrimination claim against the employer that fired him from a position with physical demands that exceeded his permanent medical restrictions. ...Read More

Bill Would Create Presumption That Casino Workers' Disease is Compensable 12/07/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
Employees in smoky casinos are gambling with their health and deserve automatic workers' compensation for respiratory disease, according to the author of a bill introduced in the Legislature this week. ...Read More

No Summary Judgment for Worker's Labor Law Claim Based on Fall From Fire Escape Ladder 12/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 101 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s Labor Law claim based on a fall from a fire escape could not be resolved on summary judgment. ...Read More

Mayoral Candidate Lightfoot Says Burke Should Resign 12/07/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 13 min read
Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot called on Alderman Edward Burke, who oversees the city’s workers’ compensation program, to resign and blasted City Council candidates for accepting financial support from him, according to ...Read More

Payroll Company Owner Shorted Bureau on Premiums Paid by Employers 12/07/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 288 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A payroll company owner in Ohio was sentenced to six months in federal prison and fined $10,000 this week after he was convicted of underreporting payroll and defrauding the state Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the bureau ...Read More

Buffalo Law Firm Hires 2 Associates to Represent Claimants 12/07/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 161 min read
Michael T. Gioia The Cole, Sorrentino, Hur...Read More
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