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Workers' Compensation News

SWCB Moving a Third of its Workforce to Schenectady 07/17/2012
State: NY | Segment: Top | 398 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) moved its main administrative office from Albany to Schenectady over the weekend and plans to locate about a third of its total...Read More
Settlement Would Give Fairpay Exclusive Pricing Formula 07/17/2012
State: LA | Segment: Top | 367 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Heather Scofield, ReporterLouisiana's ambiguous outpatient hospital fee schedule has led to a $6.9 million settlement proposal that will reportedly mean more money for surgical centers, but also would give one medica...Read More
SWIF Lays Off 24 in Agency Consolidation 07/17/2012
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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System Participants Reviewing New Designated Doctor Rules 07/17/2012
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has adopted amendments to its rules on designated doctors, to take effect Sept. 1.In announcing the adoption on Friday, the division said that "the primary purpose of these adopted new and amended rules is to implement the statutory chang...Read More
SWCB Moves Monthly Meeting to Menands 07/17/2012
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 238 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) has moved its regular monthly meeting scheduled today from its executive office in Albany to the SWCB District Office in Menands, N.Y.The board said the meeting will begin at 10 a.m. (EDT) in Room 505 of the district office at 100...Read More
Second-Chance Statute Did Not Save Social Worker's Lawsuit 07/16/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Connecticut statute which gives litigants a second chance to file an action if it has not been tried on its merits could not save a social worker's untimely filed claims for disability discrimination and retaliation under the Fair Employment Act, the state appellate court ruled. Ca...Read More
Structural Repair Co. Faces $122,000 in Fines for Safety Violations 07/16/2012
State: AL | Segment: EAST | 234 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A structural relocation company is facing more than $122,000 in penalties and possibly further litigation after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) turned up four trenching violations at a work site in Huntsville, according to a...Read More
State Reports Public Employee Comp Claim Stats 07/16/2012
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Department of Financial Services has released statistical data about workers' compensation claims among state employees and claims denials relating to workers' alleged use of illegal drugs, intoxication and violations of drug-free workplace policies among employers statewide. ...Read More
SWCB: Carriers Slow in Taking Advantage of Reforms 07/13/2012
State: NY | Segment: Top | 769 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe New York Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) contends it has completed many of the 2007 workers' compensation reforms designed to curb medical costs and blames carriers for d...Read More
Suit Alleging Subcontractor Failed to Provide Comp May Proceed 07/12/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California rejected a construction company's bid to dismiss a lawsuit by a general contractor that accused it of breaching its contract by failing to provide workers' compensation insurance, skilled laborers and functioning equipment on a r...Read More
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