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Workers' Compensation News

Bill Resurfaces to Extend Workers' Comp Benefits 03/25/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would provide paid leave of absence to police, firefighters and other public-safety officials working for the city and county of San Francisco has advanced in the state Legislature.House Bill 586 by Assembly member Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, was referred Tuesday to the Assemb...Read More
Bill to Aid Second Injury Fund Clears House Committee 03/25/2010
State: MO | Segment: Top | 143 | 0
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau Chiefbillkidd@texas.netLegislation to help Missouri’s troubled Second Injury Fund continue operations by borrowing from the workers’ compensation administration fund cleared a House of ...Read More
Business Groups Target 6 Bills as Job Killers 03/25/2010
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill to restrict surveillance in workers' compensation cases is among six pieces of proposed legislation that three business groups are urging lawmakers to scuttle in order to prevent harm to the state economy and job creation.In a letter signed by the Denver Metro Chamber of Comme...Read More
Bill Would Deny Comp to Undocumented Workers, Allow Lawsuits 03/24/2010
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 250 | 0
Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz, R-Cincinnati, has introduced legislation to prohibit workers' compensation benefits to workers who cannot prove to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation that they are authorized to work in the United States -- while allowing lawsuits by undocumented workers against empl...Read More
Bath Iron Works Accuses Maine Comp Chief of Conflict of Interest 03/23/2010
State: ME | Segment: Top | 178 | 0
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau Chiefmike@workcompcentral.comBath Iron Works Corp. – the Maine-based builder of U.S. Navy warships – filed a motion in Superior Court last week to remove Maine Workers'...Read More
Board Did Not Err by Discounting Expert Testimony 03/23/2010
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers' Compensation Board did not err by discounting the credibility of a claimant's witnesses in a toxic-exposure claim, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled.Case: Apone v. Fred Meyer Inc., No. S-12748, 3/19/10. Published. Fa...Read More
Business Groups to Lobby Lawmakers on Comp Issues 03/22/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 133 | 0
Several business groups have invited employers, insurers and self-insured companies to join them in a visit to California lawmakers next month to help safeguard reforms to the state's workers' compensation system.The two-day program, April 5-6 in Sacramento, will give participant...Read More
Bureau Directors Meet Friday for Reports and Briefings 03/22/2010
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 118 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation board of directors will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday in Room 3 on Level 2 of the William Green Building at 30 W. Spring St. in Columbus, to receive reports and briefings.Board committees will ...Read More
Board Suspends Ophthalmologist's License for Drug Use 03/19/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 110 | 0
The Texas Medical Board announced Thursday that a board panel has suspended temporarily the license of Dr. Alan Dale Shiller of Palestine, License No. H8398, after determining that Shiller’s continuation in the practice of medicine presents a continuing threat to the public welfare due to drug...Read More
Blumenthal Task Force Goes After Misclassification 03/19/2010
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 173 | 0
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced this week a set of initiatives aimed at employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors.The year-old Joint Enforcement Commission on Worker Misclassification has issued a report recommending that the penalty for misc...Read More
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