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Rand Suggests DWC Streamline Mandatory Forms, Pay Docs for Completion 06/06/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 977 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
A report by one of the California's leading research groups — which apparently has been sitting on a shelf for the past six months — recommends that state regulators give medical providers more money for report writing, and clean up some of its duplicative requireme...Read More

Residents Who Agreed to Check on Neighbor Can Recover for Injuries Through Comp 06/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 899 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A California appellate court ruled that the workers’ compensation system provides the only available remedy to two private citizens who suffered horrific injuries in a knife attack while checking on the well-being of a neighbor at the request of a deputy sheriff. ...Read More

Republican Lawmakers Try Again With New Rx Guideline, Compounding Pharmacy Bill 06/05/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Five weeks after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a hotly debated bill that would have set up a drug formulary and imposed more utilization reviews, Republican lawmakers are trying again. ...Read More

Rules Proposed to Eliminate 12-Month Cap on Extended TD Duration 06/05/2018
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has proposed rules that would eliminate a cap on the extended temporary total disability benefit that can be awarded to injured workers who already received 24 months of benefits. ...Read More

Rates Falling, Profitability Improving, CRIB Reports 06/04/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
Workers’ comp insurers in New Jersey ended 2016 with a combined ratio of 93.2%, a significant improvement from 98.1% in 2015 and the third straight year under 100%, according to an annual report released last month by the New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau. ...Read More

Roofing Contractor Cited for Lack of Fall Protection 06/04/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 33 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Wichita roofing contractor for exposing employees to falls and other safety hazards. ...Read More

Ramsey Named Secretary of Education and Workforce Development 05/31/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The man in charge of Kentucky's Labor Cabinet since 2015, former National Football League tight end Derrick Ramsey, has been named secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, the governor's office announced.  ...Read More

Riverside Chiropractor Accused of Participating in Capping Scheme 05/21/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3052 | 6 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against a chiropractor accused of paying for patient referrals as part of a widespread capping scheme being prosecuted in courts throughout Southern California. ...Read More

Report: Feds Pay More Than $60,000 After Failing to Accommodate Worker's Condition 05/17/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The federal government paid $61,147 in back wages to a civilian worker for the U.S. Navy who was out of work for 18 months because he was not placed in a job that accommodated medical problems he says he suffered after being exposed to toxic chemicals, according to a ...Read More

Report: Interpreters Question Part of NLRB Ruling Requiring Reclassification as Employees 05/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 588 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Interpreters are questioning part of a National Labor Relations Board order requiring a government contractor to classify as employees the interpreters it provides to federal immigration courts, according to a report by an industry publication ...Read More
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