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Workers' Compensation News

Labor: Arkansas SIF Could Have Been Saved 04/06/2007
State: AK | Segment: Top | 103 | 0 | Popular with Array
An 11th-hour deal struck by labor and business groups to close down the Arkansas Second Injury Trust Fund raised troubling disclosures about the handling of the fund's finances, a state AFL-CIO official said Thursday. Alan B. Hughes, Arkansas president of the AFL-CIO, said he negotiated ...Read More
Labor Group Endorses Texas OSHA Proposal 04/06/2007
State: TX | Segment: Politics | 108 | 0
The United Labor Legislative Committee endorsed legislation calling for the creation of a Texas occupational safety and health agency. House Bill 2763 by Rep. Craig Eiland, D-Galveston, would establish a state OSHA operation, which supporters say would bring better safety regulation to th...Read More
Latest Calif. Rate Filing Contains More of the Same 04/03/2007
State: CA | Segment: Top | 220 | 0
The newest pure-premium rate filing submitted Friday to the California Department of Insurance held no real surprises or major changes in cost trends, which have fallen since after the back-to-back reforms of 2003 and 2004. Jack Hannan, spokesman for the California Insurance Rating Burea...Read More
Law Gives N.Y. Cop Double Helping of Benefits 04/02/2007
State: NY | Segment: Top | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York court on Friday told a town police officer he can collect two full disability checks at the same time, as long as Social Security doesn't term his benefit accidental or retirement. The 2nd Department Appellate Division told the town of East Fishkill it misread a state law when...Read More
Lexington Expands Coverage for Workplace Violence 04/02/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Lexington Insurance Co., a member of American International Group, announced Friday that it has expanded its Violence Guard suite of services, available to Lexington's employment practice liability insureds, to provide complimentary services designed to help employers prevent, respond to, and mitig...Read More
Landfill Worker Questions WTC Remains 03/27/2007
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 63 | 0
The project supervisor of a private contractor called in to sift through the debris of the World Trade Center to remove human remains said in a sworn affidavit last week that the job was finished in less than half the alloted time while police complained the conveyor belts were moving too fast....Read More
Labor Leader Urges Approval of State OSHA 03/26/2007
State: TX | Segment: Politics | 103 | 0
The Texas AFL-CIO marked the second anniversary of the BP refinery explosion in Texas City by calling for a state occupational safety and health administration to encourage better safety practices at Texas oil refineries. Labor officials joined with relatives of victims of the March 23, 2...Read More
Legal Malpractice Case Sent Back to Texas Trial Court 03/23/2007
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 210 | 0
A Texas appellate court sent a legal malpractice suit back to the trial court for a rehearing in a case arising from a trucker's death. The estate of Elijio Juarez Jr. alleged that Juarez died when the brakes on the oil tanker he was driving failed, causing the oil tanker to overturn. Th...Read More
Labor Group Endorses 'Carve-Out,' Other Bills 03/22/2007
State: TX | Segment: Politics | 113 | 0
The United Labor Legislative Committee endorsed legislation providing for workers' compensation program "carve-outs" for employers and labor organizations in the construction industry. House Bill 1593 by Rep. Mike Villarreal, D-San Antonio, and HB 2166 by Rep. Kevin Bailey, D-Houston, wou...Read More
Lawmakers Warn Against Fee Dispute Damaging Reforms 03/21/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 165 | 0
Members of a House committee warned hospitals and workers' compensation insurers Tuesday not to let disputes over hospital fees undermine reforms to the workers' compensation system. Workers' Compensation Commissioner Albert Betts told the Business and Industry Committee approximately $11...Read More
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