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DIR: Nonfatal Injuries, Illnesses Stable 11/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The California Department of Industrial Relations announced that data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows no change in the number of nonfatal occupational injuries in 2017. ...Read More

Department Withdraws Voc-Rehab Rules Before Committee Hearing 11/26/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: VT | Segment: Top | 326 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Following months of public hearings and rewrites, the Vermont Department of Labor chose to withdraw a proposed update to the state’s vocational rehabilitation rules because it expec...Read More

Department Hosting Formulary Webinar 11/26/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is hosting a webinar Dec. 7 covering issues relating to the new workers’ compensation drug formulary. ...Read More

Double-Dippers Rarely Repay Full Restitution After Conviction, Attorney Says 11/26/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A former federal prosecutor says that despite being ordered to pay restitution, most federal workers convicted of double-dipping fail to repay most of the benefits they fraudulently received. ...Read More

DWC Announces 2019 Audit Standards 11/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 439 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 108 min read
Claims shops in California will need better scores to pass their 2019 audits after the Division of Workers’ Compensation announced it is tightening the audit standards again. ...Read More

DWC Accepting Input on Direction of 2019 Medical Audit Plan 11/19/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation is accepting comments on what areas its medical quality review plan should examine next year. The divis...Read More

Doctor Sentenced to 30 Months for Falsifying Driver Exam Results 11/19/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Georgia doctor who falsified Department of Transportation medical exam forms used to certify commercial drivers was sentenced to 30 months in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia said Friday. ...Read More

Detroit Doctor and Crew Indicted on Charges of Illegal Opioid Distribution 11/19/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
A Detroit general practitioner, his office manager and her brother have been indicted on federal charges of illegal distribution of $2.6 million worth of controlled substances, including opioids.  ...Read More
DWC Moves Satellite Office in Eureka 11/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 343 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has moved its office in Eureka. The office is now located in the state office building at 409 K St., Room 201. The division said the office phone...Read More

Delivery Co. Can't Get Summary Judgment on Liability for Driver's Accident 11/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a delivery company was not entitled to summary judgment on its liability for a driver’s accident, since there was a triable question as to whether the driver was an employee and whether he was acting within the scope of his employment when the accident ...Read More
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