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WCB, Advisory Committees Schedule Meetings 03/10/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
Oregon's Workers' Compensation Board will discuss possible amendments to rules allowing filing and serving case documents by email during a March 17 meeting in Salem. The discussion will focus on whether to amend the rules to say an email filing "should" include a hearin...Read More
DWC to Resume Enforcement Activities, Announces Personnel Moves 03/10/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 539 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance will cede enforcement responsibilities to the Division of Workers' Compensation as part of a larger reassignment of legal functions. Workers' Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan notified DWC employees about the changes in a March 7 email. ...Read More
Command Investigations Netted 23% of Fraud Cases Statewide 03/10/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 513 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A Lake Mary-based company specializing in anti-fraud systems, Command Investigations, has been credited with 23% of all claimant fraud arrests in the state based on data provided by the Department of Financial Services and the Division of Insurance Fraud/Bureau of Workers’ Compensation...Read More
Summary Judgment Not Appropriate for Glassworker's Labor Law Claim 03/10/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that summary judgment was not appropriate for a worker's Labor Law claims based on his slip-and-fall when he returned to a job site to perform repairs covered under his employer's warranty for its window installation services. Case:...Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Worker Fired for Filing Comp Claim 03/10/2016
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 1441 | 0 | Popular with Empty | 1 min read
A worker who claims he was fired after suffering an on-the-job back injury is suing an Ohio company for alleged wrongful termination and retaliatory discharge, according to a report by the West Virginia Record. ...Read More

Workers' Compensation Subsidies for Firefighters May Continue for Another Year 03/10/2016
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 455 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
With a June 30 funding cutoff looming, workers’ compensation subsidies from the state are a hot issue for the West Virginia State Fireman’s Association. ...Read More
Two Repeat, Three Serious Violations Stack Up for Packaging Company 03/10/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 804 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed nearly $70,000 in penalties for a packaging company after one its employees’ hands was degloved in a machine. OSHA cited New Bremen, Ohio-based Safeway Packaging Inc. for failing to train its workers in safety proce...Read More

Construction Firm Faces $80,000 in Penalties after Floor Collapse Kills Contractor 03/10/2016
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 410 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Mississippi construction firm faces proposed penalties of nearly $80,000 in the aftermath of a concrete floor collapse that killed a contractor restoring a restaurant damaged in Hurricane Isaac, ...Read More

Advisory Panel Approves New Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines 03/10/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 505 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A panel that advises the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on new guidelines and regulations last Friday approved draft Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines. ...Read More

DWC Proposes Penalties of $8.25 Million for Untimely Submission of IMR Records 03/09/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3799 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Eight California claims administrators face a total of $8.25 million in administrative penalties for not submitting medical records to Maximus Federal Services within the time period allowed by law. ...Read More
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