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Supreme Court Orders New Trial in Contract Dispute Between Staffing Co. and Payroll Provider 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Supreme Court of Minnesota ruled that a payroll management service provider was entitled to a new trial on a breach of contract claim that a temporary staffing agency had filed against it because of instructional errors during the trial. ...Read More

Pie Insurance Moves Into Eighth State 06/29/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
Pie Insurance has begun online sales of workers’ compensation policies directly to small businesses in North Carolina, the company announced on Thursday. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Allowing WC Payments by Direct Deposit 06/29/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 28 min read
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu this week signed into law a measure that allows workers' compensation benefits to be paid by direct deposit. ...Read More

BBSI Issues Letter of Credit for Comp Program Restructuring 06/29/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Barrett Business Services Inc. is receiving a letter of credit from its primary lender as part of a strategy to reduce costs from its workers’ compensation program. ...Read More

Senate Balks at 'Employee-Friendly' Commissioner Nominee 06/29/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
The elevation of a deputy commissioner to head the North Carolina Industrial Commission may have hit a roadblock after business interests said his rulings have been too employee-friendly. ...Read More

Commission Erred in Ignoring Stipulated Amount of Worker's AWW 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Commission erred in disregarding the stipulated amount of a worker’s average weekly earnings in calculating the amount of his permanent partial disability benefits. ...Read More

Split Court Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim for Fall 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been allowed to proceed with his Labor Law claim for a fall that occurred after he unhooked his safety lanyard while disassembling a scaffold. ...Read More

Rafael Gonzalez Back at Optum as President of Settlement Solutions 06/29/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
Rafael Gonzalez has returned to Optum’s workers’ compensation division as president of settlement solutions. ...Read More
DWC proposes Updates to Treatment Guidelines, Fee Schedule Rules 06/29/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation is proposing updates to its medical fee schedule and medical utilization review treatment guidelines. The division said in a rule-making notice that the updates are part of an annual review process. The division is holding a hea...Read More
Assessment Rate Drops for Fourth Straight Year 06/29/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
Beginning Sunday, the assessment rate for employers in Massachusetts will drop for the fourth straight year, the state Department of Industrial Accidents ...Read More
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