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Manufacturer Cited for Shock and Explosion Hazards 07/06/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $42,682 in penalties against a Miami manufacturer for exposing employees to electrical shock, fire and explosion hazards. ...Read More
 
 

Increases in Weekly Benefits, Medical Mileage This Week 07/06/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Maximum weekly benefits and medical mileage in Kansas increased slightly this week in keeping with state law, the Kansas Department of Labor announced. ...Read More
 
 

Normandy Insurance Expands WC Coverage Into State 07/06/2018
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 653 min read
Florida-based carrier Normandy Insurance Co. will be allowed to serve the Arkansas workers' compensation market, Arkansas' insurance commissioner announced this week. ...Read More
 
 

Labor Cabinet Hosts OSHA Training Session Next Week 07/06/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will host free OSHA training all next week in Bowling Green, part of regular safety and health training sessions held around the state, the Cabinet announc...Read More
 
 

Former AD Nevans Approved Debit Card Payments in '08 07/05/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 753 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
California lawmakers are debating legislation that would allow employers to use prepaid debit cards to pay temporary disability benefits, but one company has been using cards to pay benefits for nearly a decade under the blessing of the previous administration. ...Read More
 
 

Judge Dismisses 6th Amendment Claim in Vanguard Case 07/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 788 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A federal judge in Southern California dismissed a claim that the automatic stay on liens filed by criminally charged providers is unconstitutional and interferes with the ability of a provider to hire the best attorney he or she can afford. ...Read More
 
 

Insurance Committee Passes Fraud Reporting Bill 07/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 602 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
California state agencies would be required to share with each other information about suspected workers’ compensation fraud except when doing so might compromise an investigation or violate federal law, under a bill that the Senate Insurance Committee passed. ...Read More
 
 

Epic Appoints Principal for Automotive Industry Clients 07/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced Tuesday the appointment of Eric Kitei as a principal for the firm’s Southern California operation. He will focus on auto dealers and the automotive industry. ...Read More
 
 

Indicted Attorney Leads WC Legal Education Course 07/05/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 542 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Some Texas attorneys were a little surprised this week to see a brochure that shows an indicted lawyer leading a workers' compensation education seminar next month in Austin. ...Read More
 
 

Court Overturns Denial of PTD Benefits; Remands for Commission to Clear Up 'Mess' 07/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
An Ohio appellate court overturned a denial of a worker’s claim for permanent total disability benefits, finding that the Industrial Commission erred in focusing on whether she had abandoned the workforce without determining if she was capable of working. ...Read More
 
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