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Rule Regarding Exempt Status Takes Effect March 2 02/16/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Kansas Insurance Department has adopted a rule, effective March 2, regarding an affidavit of exempt status in workers’ compensation. Under the rule, each company that underwrites workers’ compensation insurance in the state must accept an executed affidavit of exempt statu...Read More

Senate Confirms Smith as Director of DCBS 02/16/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Oregon State Senate confirmed the appointment of Cameron Smith as director for the Department of Consumer and Business Services. ...Read More

Bill Proposing Penalty Waiver for Uninsured Employers Going to Governor 02/16/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 100 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 188 min read
Both chambers of the Utah Legislature approved a bill that would allow the Division of Industrial Accidents to waive or reduce some penalties assessed to employers operating without workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More

Appalachian Underwriters Adds Alon Cohn to Sanford Office 02/16/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 57 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Appalachian Underwriters Inc. has hired workers’ compensation underwriter Alon Cohn to work in the company’s office in Sanford, Florida. ...Read More

Defendants Should Have Been Granted Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 02/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the defendants in a Labor Law claim were entitled to summary judgment in their favor since the evidence supported a finding that the worker’s own conduct was to blame for his fatal fall through a skylight. ...Read More

Roofing Company Owners Arrested for Alleged Comp Fraud 02/16/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Two men who own a Miami roofing company have been arrested on suspicion of trying to conceal almost $1.2 million in payroll on their workers’ comp insurance renewal application. ...Read More

Injured Employee Can Proceed With Tort Claims Against General Contractor 02/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that an injured worker employed by a subcontractor could proceed with a tort claim against the general contractor that did not “provide” him with workers’ compensation insurance coverage. ...Read More

Chris Brigham Offering Webinar on Improving IME Reports 02/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Dr. Christopher Brigham will host a free webinar on improving the quality of independent medical reports Feb. 21 in an event co-hosted by the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators. ...Read More

Regulators Go High-Tech in Fight Against Fraud 02/15/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1044 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
California regulators are mining data from the Division of Workers' Compensation claim reporting, electronic document filing, and independent bill and medical review systems to ferret out fraud. ...Read More

Fox Seeks Fix for Private Attorney General Act 02/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Joel Fox, editor and co-publisher of the Fox and Hounds website, on Wednesday said California’s Private Attorneys General Act is causing problems for state employers that are reminiscent of the early 2000s when workers’ compensation costs were skyrocketing. ...Read More
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