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Legislature Passes Bill Making State Fund Subject to Audits 09/04/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 16 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would make the State Compensation Insurance Fund subject to review by the state auditor is on its way to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk.The state Assembly on Aug. 31 approved Senate amendments to Assembly Bill 1447 by John A. Perez, D-Los Angeles. That action was the l...Read More
 
 
Legislator Believes CompSource Mutualization Is Feasible 09/04/2009
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 114 | 0
Converting CompSource Oklahoma into a mutual insurer appears to be feasible, the co-chairman of a study group looking at the privatization of mutualization of the carrier believes.At a meeting in Oklahoma City Wednesday of the Task Force on Privatization of CompSource Oklahoma, Rep. Dan ...Read More
 
 
Labor Department Sets New Crane Standards 09/04/2009
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 124 | 0
The North Carolina Department of Labor will implement a new set of safety standards for crane operators, culminating a project that regulators launched in concert with the industry in 2008.The Labor Department said the new regulations take effect on Oct. 1. The agency said the new rules ...Read More
 
 
Lawsuit to End Farm Exclusion Followed Legislative Failure 09/03/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NM | Segment: Top | 655 | 0 | Popular with Legal
After failing to persuade the New Mexico Legislature to mandate workers' compensation coverage for farm and ranch workers, labor advocates hope a 2005 state Supreme Court decision opened a door to meet their goal through the courts.A coalition of legal-aid groups filed suit Aug. 25 o...Read More
 
 
Liberty Mutual Takes Aim at AIG 09/02/2009
State: NA | Segment: Top | 284 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and seven of its subsidiaries have filed a new federal racketeering complaint in Chicago seeking to become the main plaintiffs in the ongoing legal fight with American International Group (AIG) over the underreporting of workers' compensation premiums.The...Read More
 
 
L&I Proposes Several Rules Changes 09/01/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 224 | 0
The Washington Department of Labor & Industries has proposed three rules changes and scheduled a Sept. 8 public hearing on one of the proposed amendments, which would impact how occupational disease claims are included in retrospective rating adjustments.The proposed language to be i...Read More
 
 
Liberty Northwest Returning $3M to Restaurant Program Members 08/28/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 92 | 0
Members of Liberty Northwest's workers' compensation program for Oregon Restaurant Association will receive a $3 million retrospective rating adjustment due to good loss experience, the carrier announced Thursday.The average premium savings is more than 21%, Liberty Mutual said....Read More
 
 
Lansford PEO Targeted by Oriska Racketeering Suit 08/27/2009
State: NA | Segment: Top | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Pennsylvania-based professional employer organization (PEO) with a legacy of lawsuits and regulatory troubles is the target of a racketeering suit filed by upstate New York workers' compensation carrier Oriska Insurance Co.Oriska — which is facing its own troubles following t...Read More
 
 
Labor Department Adds Training Session on Regs and Laws 08/19/2009
State: NH | Segment: EAST | 115 | 0
The New Hampshire Department of Labor has added another training session for stakeholders on state legislative changes and regulations affecting workers' compensation and matters.The labor agency said it will host a three-hour session beginning at 9 a.m. (EDT) at the Primex3 offices ...Read More
 
 
Liberty Northwest Returns $2 Million to Building Contractors 08/19/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 90 | 0
Liberty Northwest announced Tuesday that it is returning a total of $2 million to members of the Liberty Premier Contractors Group (LPCG) through a retrospective rating adjustment for the workers’ compensation insurance program.The rating adjustment reflects the participants’...Read More
 
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