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Agency Sets Program on Misclassification in Algona Aug. 26 07/06/2009
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 130 | 0
Iowa Workforce Development and the Kossuth County Employers’ Council will present a free program Aug. 26 in Algona on how to determine whether a worker is an “independent contractor” or an “employee.”Workforce Development attorney Barbara Tapscott will prese...Read More
Applicant Appeals Apportionment Decision to High Court 07/03/2009
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Supreme Court is currently considering a petition for review of decision that held that a judge ignored substantial evidence by opting not to apportion the claimant's permanent disability award.Bernadette Goodin filed a petition for review in the case of Continental Ca...Read More
A Trio of Docs Removed From Worker Treatment List 07/03/2009
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 140 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) has removed the names of three physicians from the list authorizing them to treat claimants.The board announced Thursday that Dr. Jean-Francois Hibbert, an emergency treatment physician from Harris, N.Y., agreed in a consent order...Read More
ACOEM to Shut Portions of Website for 3 Days Next Week 07/02/2009
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 60 | 0
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has scheduled an internal system upgrade July 7-9, which the organization said will block use of portions of its website. Members of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) will not have ...Read More
Agency Seeks Investigators for Misclassification Program 07/02/2009
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 128 | 0
Iowa Workforce Development has two vacancies for investigators to work in the recently established misclassification program, which deals with incorrectly classifying employees as independent contractors. The investigators will be part of the unemployment insurance section of the Tax Bur...Read More
AIG Elects New Board Majority, Votes Stock Split 07/01/2009
State: NY | Segment: Top | 114 | 0
American International Group (AIG) shareholders on Tuesday replaced six of the members of the financially troubled insurance giant's governing board and rejected a plan that would have imposed tough new limits on when executives can cash in their stock.At the first annual stockholder...Read More
Auditors Flag Missing Records in Comp Files 07/01/2009
State: SC | Segment: Top | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Legislature Audit Council on Tuesday issued its long-awaited report on the state Department of Insurance (DOI) and warned that 97% of the workers' compensation rate filings auditors reviewed were missing records and that actuarial reviews by the department were missing in most...Read More
Agency Closes Mount Clemens Office, Transfers Magistrates 07/01/2009
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 115 | 0
The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency announced that its Mount Clemens office was closed June 24, with the magistrates who were hearing cases there now hearing cases in the Detroit and Pontiac offices.All Macomb County cases have been transferred to the Detroit office, Sanilac ...Read More
A Top Cop Seeks WC for Injury that Happened Watching TV Sports 06/30/2009
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 486 | 0
The city of Richmond intends to to fire the fourth highest ranking member of its police department whom it alleges filed a workers' compensation claim after he tore a tendon while watching television at home last year, reports The San Jose Mercury News.Richmond, about 15 miles northe...Read More
A Pair of Workers' Comp Bills Pending Votes in Senate 06/30/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Bills that would expand benefits for injured public safety workers and restrict the ability of employers to deny medical treatment are pending votes in the California state Senate after approval by the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee last week.The committee on Thursday vo...Read More
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