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Jennifer Carter Joins Brown & Brown as Commercial Lines Adviser 09/24/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 29 | 0
Jennifer Carter has joined Brown & Brown Gulf States as a commercial lines insurance and risk adviser in the Gulfport, Mississippi, office. ...Read More

Widow Gets Award for Husband's Fatal Heart Attack 09/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to the widow of a communications department supervisor who had a fatal heart attack while monitoring radio systems during a police standoff. ...Read More

ARAWC Names Jeff Pettegrew as Chief Policy Officer 09/24/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
The Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation, a group that has advocated for workers’ comp opt-out programs, has appointed Jeff Pettegrew as its chief policy officer.  ...Read More

BWC Accepting Comments on Proposed Transitional Work Grant Rule 09/24/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 55 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is proposing a change to the rule on transitional work development grants to loosen the minimum qualifications for a transitional work developer. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Timing Requirements for Return-to-Work Notice 09/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled that an employer’s issuance of a notice of an employee’s ability to return to work was promptly issued where the notice accompanied a written job offer with no expiration date. ...Read More

Bug-Sniffing Dogs to Check for Bedbugs at WC Court 09/24/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 42 min read
Courthouse officials agreed to bring in bug-sniffing dogs to find bedbugs that have brought numerous complaints from workers. After a meeting with emp...Read More

Ethics Board Clears Governor for Accepting Sedgwick Flights 09/24/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 38 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board on Thursday cleared Gov. Kim Reynolds of any wrongdoing after she accepted trips on a private jet owned by a top official with claims-management company Sedgwick. ...Read More

Commission's Weighing of Conflicting Evidence Justified Coverage for Surgery 09/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 55 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 4 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Commission granting coverage for a worker’s surgery, finding that substantial evidence supported a conclusion that the procedure was necessary. ...Read More

OSHA Training in Louisville Oct. 22-26 09/24/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 58 min read
Kentucky's state-run workplace safety agency will offer another round of free training Oct. 22-26, this time in Louisville. The free...Read More

Doctor Challenges Jury Instructions in Appeal of Fraud Conviction 09/21/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 948 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A doctor serving a 10-year prison sentence says the federal jury in Southern California that convicted him of 39 counts of fraud wasn’t properly instructed on how to interpret the law prohibiting kickbacks. ...Read More
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