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L&I Provides Details on Several Rule Changes 04/26/2010
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 240 | 0
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has updated its website with several rule changes relating to workers' compensation and occupational safety.Among the changes are several revisions to worker classifications, including an amendment to move community action organizatio...Read More
Lawmaker Drops Plan to Swap Comp System for Lawsuits 04/22/2010
State: OK | Segment: Top | 459 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefAn Oklahoma lawmaker decided Wednesday to drop plans to abolish the state’s workers’ compensation system and send all claims by injured workers to civil district courts....Read More
Liability Provisions Protected Insurer from Indemnification 04/21/2010
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 170 | 0
Two general liability policy provisions protected an insurer from being required to indemnify a general contractor against suits involving its injured employees, an Illinois appellate court concluded. Case: McHugh Construction Co. v. Zurich American Insurance Co., No. 1-09-2135, 4/20/10....Read More
L&I Plans Worker Memorial Day Ceremony April 28 04/21/2010
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 151 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
A Worker Memorial Day ceremony has been set for April 28 at the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries headquarters in Tumwater.This year's event will pay tribute to 73 people who died in 2009 from job-related injuries or illnesses, including five law enforcement offic...Read More
Legislature Approves Self-Insurance Reforms and Public Opinions 04/20/2010
State: GA | Segment: Top | 192 | 0
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe Georgia General Assembly has passed legislation that will make it tougher to join the Georgia Self-Insurers Guaranty Trust Fund and allow for the first publication of final orders issued b...Read More
Labor Commission Extends Safety Grant Deadline 04/19/2010
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 368 | 0
The Utah Labor Commission has extended the deadline to apply for 2010 workplace safety grants.The 14-year-old grant program provides money to businesses, non-profit groups, community-based organizations, educators and other employers to promote a safe workplace with efforts to reduce and...Read More
Liverpool Doctor Removed from Worker Treatment List 04/16/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 97 | 0
The New York State Worker's Compensation Board (SWCB) said Monday it has removed a Liverpool physician from its authorization list for treating injured workers following his admission of engaging in professional misconduct.SWCB Chairman Robert Beloten said Dr. Robert Stewart Epstein ...Read More
Labor Department Releases Details on Annual Conference 04/16/2010
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 152 | 0
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has posted an agenda and registration information for its 13th annual educational conference, to be held in Nashville on June 15-16.The event is being co-sponsored by the International Workers' Compensation Foundation. It in...Read More
Legislators Approve First Responder Mental Trauma Benefits 04/14/2010
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 240 | 0
Nebraska state lawmakers gave final approval last week to legislation that would provide workers' compensation benefits to first responders who suffer mental injuries as the result of traumatic experiences on the job.The bill now goes to Gov.  Dave Heineman (R), who vetoed simil...Read More
League of Cities Selects David's NavRisk for Claims 04/14/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: VT | Segment: EAST | 256 | 0
Software provider David Corp. announced Tuesday that the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) has selected its NavRisk Claims as its claims administration system for all lines for their member municipalities.NavRisk Claims will integrate with the League's NavRisk Policy system t...Read More
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