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Bad Weather Prevents Whittington/Herrin Trials 02/14/2008
State: IL | Segment: Regulatory | 91 | 0
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission reported the trials set for the Whittington/Herrin docket on Wednesday were cancelled due to inclement weather.Trials set for the rest of the week “are expected to proceed as scheduled,” the commission reported.S...Read More
Business, Labor Differ on Governor's Misclassification Task Force 02/08/2008
State: MI | Segment: Top | 632 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An executive order by Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to create an interagency task force to examine the problem of misclassification of employees as independent contractors for workers compensation and other employment purposes has prompted different reactions from business and organized-labor rep...Read More
Beaumont Office Sets Session on Change-of -Treating Doctor for Feb. 28 02/08/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 109 | 0
The Beaumont field office of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a “brown-bag” session on the change-of-treating-doctor process on Feb. 28.The free session will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the field office located at 6430 Concord Road (behind Acade...Read More
Bryan Office Sets Session on Treating-Doctor Process for Feb. 20 02/07/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 139 | 0
The Bryan field office of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will hold a “brown-bag” Feb. 20 on the change-of-treating-doctor process.The free session will be 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in suite 185 of the field office at 4001 E. 29th St.The session is an...Read More
Bureau Administrator Announces Two New Officers 02/06/2008
State: OH | Segment: Regulatory | 135 | 0
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator Marsha Ryan announced Tuesday she has selected Raymond R. Mazzotta as chief operating officer for the agency and Gregg Paul as chief of legislative affairs.Mazzotta has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, se...Read More
Bill Requiring Claim File Disclosure Dies in Senate 02/05/2008
State: CA | Segment: Politics | 274 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A bill opposed by the insurance industry that would require carriers to provide employers and third parties with complete claim file information about injured workers died in the Senate last week, the Association of California Insurance Companies reported Monday.Senate Bill 1005 by Dean ...Read More
BREAKING: Oriska/PEO Execs Indicted on Conspiracy Charges 02/01/2008
State: NY | Segment: Top | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The president of Oriska Insurance Co. and a associate who ran a neighboring network of professional employer organizations (PEOs) based in Oriskany, N.Y., were named as co-conspirators in the sale of bogus workers' compensation insurance to PEOs in a federal indictment unsealed in New York to...Read More
Bolton & Co. Appoints Nordbrock as Senior VP 01/31/2008
State: CA | Segment: Business | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Bolton & Co. on Wednesday announced the appointment of Rose Nordbrock as senior vice president of the Pasadena, Calif.-based brokerage.Nordbrock has extensive experience working with clients in numerous industries such as manufacturing, hospitality, technology and food, Bolton & ...Read More
Bills to Restore Benefits to Undocumented Workers Concern Businesses. 01/31/2008
State: MI | Segment: Top | 559 | 0
Two Detroit lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow all workers in Michigan who pay into the workers' compensation fund to receive benefits if they are injured on the job, regardless of their U.S. residency status, nullifying a state Supreme Court ruling.But an officia...Read More
Board Says Propane Tank Valve Open During Fatal Explosion 01/31/2008
State: WV | Segment: Safety | 130 | 0
The Chemical Safety Board announced Tuesday it has completed testing on a key propane tank valve as part of its probe of an explosion at West Virginia convenience store that killed four people and injured six others, but that it is continuing to investigate other factors relating to the accident....Read More
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