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Report Shows Claims Are Up, Bucking National Trend 09/17/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Virginia has seen a big jump in alternative dispute resolutions, requiring it to hire five new mediators. The state has also seen an increase in claims and first reports of injuries, bucking a national trend of declining claims frequency. ...Read More
Review Committee Meeting to Consider Changes to Class Codes 09/10/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 127 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 84 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Classification Review Committee is holding a hearing in October to discuss changes to industry classification codes. The committee will consider proposed rev...Read More

Rossi Law Firm Announces Death of Senior Attorney Jacqueline Hilton 09/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1135 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Jacqueline T. Hilton, an attorney who spent her career representing insurers and employers, died last month after a short battle with cancer, the Rossi Law Group announced Wednesday. ...Read More

Report: Personal Protective Equipment Market to Hit $70 Billion by 2024 09/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 684 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The market for personal protective equipment worn by workers and others to help prevent injury is expected to reach $70 billion by 2024, compared to more than $40 billion in 2016, according to a report by Global Market Insights Inc. ...Read More

Rate Bureau Filing Recommends 15.9% Decrease in Rates 09/04/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 156 min read
Another state's rating agency has recommended a double-digit drop in workers' compensation rates.  ...Read More

Roofing Company Cited for Alleged Fall Hazards 08/31/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a roofing company for exposing employees to fall and other hazards at a work site in St. Johns, Florida. ...Read More

Report: Western State Firefighters Pushing for Expanded PTSD Coverage 08/30/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 797 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Firefighters in Idaho and Utah are lobbying to expand coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a story by the ABC affiliate in Salt Lake Cit...Read More

Rauner Reappoints 11 Arbitrators to WC Commission 08/30/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 51 min read
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday reappointed 11 arbitrators to the state's Workers' Compensation Commission.  ...Read More

Resolution Seeks Special Session to Address Dynamex Decision 08/29/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1311 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A Republican lawmaker is asking the governor to call a special session to address employer concerns about a new test that the California Supreme Court created to determine who is an independent contractor. ...Read More

Rauner Vetoes Bill Requiring 30-Day Notice on Premium Increases 08/29/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill that would have required insurers to give 30 days' notice to employers when premiums are set to rise by a significant amount. ...Read More
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