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Benefits Cutoff at Age 62, Same as Social Security 01/23/2007
State: KY | Segment: Courts | 190 | 0
The proper termination date for a widow's workers' compensation benefits is the month after she would turn age 62, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled. The court in Frazier v. Morsey, No. 2006-CA-000895-WC, 01/19/2007, ruled in favor of Cynthia Frazier, the widow of Daniel Frazier...Read More
Bakery Draws 42 Citations, $120,600 in Fines 01/22/2007
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 210 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 42 citations and $120,600 in fines against Penny Curtiss Baking Co. for what OSHA called a "wide range of safety and health hazards" at the bakery's production plant in Syracuse, N.Y. OSHA's inspection of the facility at 1810 Lemoyne ...Read More
Board Advises Attorneys on Scheduling Conflicts 01/19/2007
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 129 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Board reminded attorneys about the 90-day legal requirement for setting new requests for a hearing to avoid problems with vacation schedules. The board reported that its docket specialist has received "a number of calls from attorneys (or their legal assis...Read More
Business Group Urges Review of Supreme Ct. Decision 01/18/2007
State: MO | Segment: Top | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Missouri business group is urging state lawmakers to clear up a statute that resulted in a state Supreme Court decision that awarded unpaid permanent disability benefits to the spouse of a deceased injured worker. The high court ruled in Annette Schoemehl v. Missouri Second Injury Fu...Read More
Bill Would End 'Go Bare' Practice for Day Labor 01/16/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
Day laborers could be entitled to workers' compensation benefits from a day laborer employer under legislation filed by Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin. Texas is the only state in the nation without a mandatory workers' compensation system for employers, allowing some employers to opt out o...Read More
Bulletins Cover 2007 Costs, Benefits, Reimbursements 01/11/2007
State: AK | Segment: Regulatory | 334 | 0
The Alaska Workers' Compensation Division issued bulletins dealing with cost of living adjustments, death benefits, the Second Injury Fund contribution rate and medical travel expenses for 2007. The cost of living adjustment ratios published in January 2005 remain in effect through 2007, ...Read More
BrickStreet Cancels 1,722 Policies 01/10/2007
State: WV | Segment: Regulatory | 93 | 0
BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Co. reported 1,722 workers' compensation insurance policies were canceled Jan. 1 for nonpayment of premiums which were due Dec. 8. BrickStreet spokesman Andy Wessels told WorkCompCentral some of those policies are in the process of being reinstated through the...Read More
Board Corrects Second Injury Fund Form 01/10/2007
State: IN | Segment: Regulatory | 69 | 0
The Indiana Workers' Compensation Board corrected a problem with the certification form for Second Injury Fund assessments, which had resulted in the form being withdrawn temporarily from its Web site. The board reported that an error discovered in the assessment calculation of the 2007 c...Read More
Bills Target Third Party Administrators, Fee Issues 01/08/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton, filed three bills dealing with workers' compensation issues, including bringing workers' compensation third party administrators under Texas Department of Insurance licensing and clarifying fee issues for non-network care. The legislation also would imple...Read More
Bill Would Penalize Pa. Employers for Safety Misdeeds 01/08/2007
State: PA | Segment: Politics | 65 | 0
A Pennsylvania state lawmaker introduced legislation that penalizes any employer who removes safety equipment by raising workers' compensation benefits and potentially subjects the employer to civil action for a death. Rep. Mark Cohen, D-Philadelphia, is sponsoring a bill that would awar...Read More
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