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Contractor Gets Summary Judgment on Claim For Alleged Drill Mishap 12/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a grant of summary judgment to a general contractor on a Labor Law claim filed by a worker who was allegedly injured while using a drill. Case: Cutrona v. Plaza Construction, No. 2016-04505, 11/28/2018, published. Facts: Neal Cutrona is a journeym...Read More
 
 
Injured Police to Get Extra Benefits After Scathing Opinion by Labor Board 12/04/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
A state labor relations board last week issued a scathing opinion against Bridgeport, Connecticut, noting that the city acted in bad faith in denying extra benefits to more than 100 injured police officers. “These officers were doing their job, protecting the city, and, once injured...Read More
 
 

WCIRB Analysis Finds Reforms Living Up to Promises 12/03/2018
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 501 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 103 min read
What in effect is the final report card before California Gov. Jerry Brown leaves office shows that the workers’ compensation reforms he championed have performed beyond expectations. ...Read More
 
 

DIR Assessments Increasing 9% for 2019 12/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 405 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 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 | 686 | 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 | 191 | 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 | 304 | 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 | 603 | 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 | 159 | 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
 
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