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Talent Payroll Service Provider Qualified as 'Employer' Eligible for Comp Purposes 05/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a talent payroll service provider qualified as an “employer” eligible for coverage from the Florida Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriting Association. ...Read More
 
 

Trucker's Award for Out-of-State Accident Gets Tossed Due to Lack of Jurisdiction 05/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A Louisiana appellate court overturned an award of benefits to a truck driver for his injuries from an out-of-state accident, due to a lack of jurisdiction over the claim. ...Read More
 
 

Truck Driver's Statutory Employment Agreement Foreclosed Tort Claim 04/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a truck driver could not proceed with a personal injury claim based on an alleged accident at a sugar mill, since he had entered into an agreement acknowledging that he was the defendants’ statutory employee. ...Read More
 
 

Telemedicine Rules to Take Effect Sept. 1 04/26/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that it has approved regulations that will allow medical providers to bill insurers for telemedicine services. ...Read More
 
 

Tax Cut Helps Boost Travelers' Profit by 8% in Q1 04/25/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 242 min read
The Travelers Cos. has reported net income of $669 million for the first quarter, an 8% increase from $617 million in the same quarter last year. Co...Read More
 
 

Travelers Now Offering Telemedicine Doctor Visits 04/23/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 338 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Travelers Cos. is now offering telemedicine services for injured workers, the company announced last week. Qualified injured employees can ...Read More
 
 

Tribal Employer's Potential Immunity Didn't Foreclose Worker's Claims 04/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled that a casino worker could proceed with her claim for workers’ compensation benefits against a her tribal employer’s insurance carrier and third-party administrator regardless of whether the tribe itself was immune from liability. ...Read More
 
 

Tax Act Producing Mixed Impacts for Insurance Companies 04/18/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 325 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Hurricanes and wildfires weren’t the only major events to hit property and casualty insurers’ bottom lines in 2017. As a result of the federa...Read More
 
 

Three Rivers Provider Network Hires Bryan Hunziker as SVP 04/18/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Three Rivers Provider Network has hired Bryan Hunziker as its new senior vice president of business development and partnerships. Hunziker has more...Read More
 
 

Teacher Can't Bring Whistleblower Action Against Charter School Operator 04/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 123 min read
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a third-grade teacher could not assert a claim against her former employer for retaliating against her for complaining about the mold in her workplace that had allegedly caused her to fall ill. ...Read More
 
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