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DIR Assessments Increasing 9% for 2019 12/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 110 min read
Assessments on California employers to pay for the workers’ compensation system and labor law enforcement will increase 9.4% in 2019, to $941,820,851, according to notices mailed last week by the state Department of Industrial Relations. ...Read More

Murder-for-Hire Charge Against Applicant Dropped 12/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 695 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Prosecutors have dropped a charge of solicitation for murder against a Fresno applicant who was accused of offering another man $200,000 to kill an attorney, the Fresno Bee reported Friday. ...Read More

CHSWC Reviews Annual Report Dec. 14 12/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
California's labor-management research and advisory committee will review a draft of its annual report during a meeting Dec. 14 in Oakland. ...Read More

Robots, Temp Workers Cited as Emerging Industrial Risks 12/03/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Employees are facing a changing landscape of work-related risks, which may include robots, temporary employees and workplace violence, yet employers are doing little to address the emerging threats, a risk manager said. ...Read More

FBI Raids on Chicago Alderman May Have Comp Connection 12/03/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 613 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 107 min read
Thursday’s raids by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of longtime Chicago Alderman Ed Burke’s offices caught the city’s political establishment by surprise. ...Read More

1st DCA Denies Worker's Request for Carrier to Provide Prescribed Bed 12/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday ruled that an injured worker could not force his employer to provide the specific brand of bed his doctor had prescribed for a back injury. ...Read More

ProPublica: Nuclear Workers Waiting Years for Decision on Benefits 12/03/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Benefits petitions for ill nuclear workers are languishing for years, ProPublica reported on Friday, including a petition from Los Alamos National Laboratory workers th...Read More

Division Seeks $2 Million for Work Comp Judge Pay Raises 12/03/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Florida Division of Administrative Hearings is asking for about $2 million in additional funding in its budget for the upcoming year to give workers’ compensation judges a pay raise. ...Read More

Pending Appeal Didn't Deprive Judge of Jurisdiction Over Claim for Additional Benefits 12/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a worker’s challenge to a judge’s determination of maximum medical improvement did not deprive the judge of jurisdiction to consider the man's claim for additional benefits. ...Read More

Court Upholds Compensability of Worker's Surgery 12/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 57 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of surgery and temporary total disability benefits to a worker who suffered a compensable shoulder fracture that did not heal properly. ...Read More
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