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Business Groups See GOP Sweep as Ticket to Comp Reform 01/18/2011
State: NC | Segment: Top | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefNorth Carolina business groups are eyeing Republican control of the General Assembly for the first time since 1868 as an opportunity to push through workers' compensation reforms lo...Read More
Bill Would Add Self-Insured to Comp Committee 01/18/2011
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 199 | 0
The chairman of the Maryland Senate Finance Committee has filed legislation to add a representative from self-insured public employers in the state to the General Assembly's Joint Committee for Workers' Compensation Benefits and Oversight.Senate Bill 1, by Sen. Thomas M. Middleto...Read More
Bill Requires PEOs to Furnish Comp Claims Data to Client Employers 01/17/2011
State: TX | Segment: Top | 433 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefLegislation to ensure that Texas employers who use professional employer organizations (PEOs) are able to obtain information on their workers’ compensation claims is being reviewed by wo...Read More
Board Did Not Abuse Discretion Affirming Award 01/14/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 622 | 0
Sufficient evidence supports rulings by the New York State Workers' Compensation Board that a housekeeper injured her back by lifting a bucket of water and that her failure to provide timely notice should be excused, the 3rd Judicial Department of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division de...Read More
Board Cancels Meeting to Allow Chance to Fill 4 Vacancies 01/14/2011
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 273 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation board of directors announced Thursday that it has canceled its January meeting to allow a nominating committee to select replacements for four directors appointed by former Gov. Ted Strickland (D) who were not confirmed  by the Ohio Senate....Read More
Beshear Names Acting Secretary of Labor 01/13/2011
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 277 | 0
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has named a former state lawmaker and a county judge/executive as acting secretary of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.Former state representative and Meade County Judge/Executive Mark S. Brown has replaced Labor Secretary J.R. Gray, who retired last month....Read More
Board Suspends Houston Pain Management Clinic's License 01/13/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 240 | 0
The Texas Medical Board announced Wednesday that a disciplinary panel has suspended temporarily the pain management clinic certificate of Spring Wellness Center, Houston, barring it from operating as a pain clinic until further notice.The facility allegedly was in violation of state laws...Read More
Business Group Calls Governor's Plan to Improve Comp 'Good Start' 01/11/2011
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 89 | 0
The Association of Washington Business says it welcomes "improvements" to Washington's unemployment insurance and workers' comp systems proposed by Gov. Chris Gregoire, but said her plan is only the beginning of changes needed.Gregoire has proposed cutting the number of lifetime ...Read More
Bills Filed to Authorize Carriers to Continue Discount Contracts 01/10/2011
State: TX | Segment: Top | 437 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefTwo Texas state lawmakers have filed identical legislation in the House of Representatives and Senate to allow workers' compensation carriers to contract with health care providers for dis...Read More
Brown Slow on Appointments, but DWC Hopefuls in the Running 01/05/2011
State: CA | Segment: Top | 298 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Griggs, EditorNo one but Jerry Brown may know when the new governor will get around to putting new chiefs in charge of the Department of Industrial Relations and the Division of Workers' Compensation, but at least ...Read More
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