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L&I Sets Date for Mandatory Self-Insurance Course 02/24/2010
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 229 | 0
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has scheduled its required training this year for self-insurance claims administrators.The one-day training course, called "Update 2010," is to be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 and Friday, Aug. 27, in the auditorium o...Read More
 
 
Legislature Considers New Labor-Management Board for Comp 02/23/2010
State: AK | Segment: Top | 1008 | 0
By Greg Griggs, Editorgreg@workcompcentral.comAlaska officials are taking steps to combat workers' compensation fraud, update the physician's fee schedule and create a new labor-management council to offer advice...Read More
 
 
Longshoreman to Serve Probation for Lying about Injury 02/18/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 174 | 0
A Los Angeles County longshoreman was placed on three years probation and ordered to pay $20,714 in restitution to Avizent Risk Management after a surveillance video showed he lied about the extent of his on-the-job injury, the state Insurance Department announced Wednesday.Richard Lewis...Read More
 
 
Lawmaker Seeking Benefits for Police Shooter in 2009 Chimp Attack 02/18/2010
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 185 | 0
A Connecticut lawmaker who contends the public has overlooked a second victim in last year's viscous attack on a Stamford woman by her employer's chimpanzee is pushing legislation that would provide workers' compensation benefits for the local police officer who shot and killed the chimp...Read More
 
 
Liberty Mutual Launches On-Line Training for Commercial Agents 02/17/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 90 | 0
Liberty Mutual Agency Markets announced Tuesday that it has introduced comprehensive online "Agent Learning Centers" for agents appointed with its commercial lines regional companies, the carrier announced Tuesday.The learning centers are designed to alleviate the time and financial cons...Read More
 
 
Lien Rep: Decision Allows Interpreters to Collect Under LC 5811 02/16/2010
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1509 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A panel decision issued by the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board late last month clarified that interpreters are entitled to compensation for time spent at trial and at hearings, even in a case where the administrative law judge found that the claimant was not an employee, a lien re...Read More
 
 
Lawyers Group Says 24-Hour Care Would Harm Comp 02/16/2010
State: NA | Segment: Top | 476 | 0
By Greg Griggs, Editorgreg@workcompcentral.comFearing a possible resurgence of a proposal in Congress to merge workers' compensation and general health care, the American Bar Association has passed a resolution oppos...Read More
 
 
Lack of Comp Coverage Costs Businessman 75K, 90 Days in Jail 02/11/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 250 | 0
A Monterey County, Calif., business owner was ordered to pay nearly $75,000 to the state and given three years probation for failure to pay payroll taxes and failure to secure workers' compensation insurance. Toan Cong Bui, 58, of San Jose, Calif., was sentenced by Judge Larry E. Hay...Read More
 
 
Lawmakers to Nevans: Fix PDRS Now 02/08/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Four members of the California Legislature sent a letter last week to Carrie Nevans, administrative director for the Division of Workers' Compensation, demanding an explanation for the division missing a Jan. 1 deadline to update the state's Permanent Disability Rating Schedule.D...Read More
 
 
Legislative Delegation Pushing to Expand Comp Benefits for Deputies 02/04/2010
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 184 | 0
Maryland state Sen. George Edwards and fellow members of the Allegany County delegation of the General Assembly filed legislation Monday that would restore a presumption that hypertension is work-related for sheriff's deputies, the Cumberland Times-News reported.Edwards, R-Cumberland...Read More
 
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