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DWC Sets New Comment Period for MPN, Worker Notice Rules 04/22/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 458 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers' Compensation Wednesday issued a second 15-day notice of revisions to proposed medical provider network and employee information regulations.The draft regulations, authorized by Labor Code Sections 4616, 3550, and 3551, are part of the division'...Read More
DWC Amarillo Office Holds Free Session on Compliance May 19 04/22/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 149 | 0
The Amarillo field office of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a "brown-bag" session May 19 on "Workers' Compensation Compliance: Making it a 'Win' for Everyone."The free session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the field office in Building D at 7...Read More
DWC Seminar for Employers Set for Lewisville May 14 04/22/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 144 | 0
The University of North Texas’ Workplace Inclusion and Sustainable Employment Program (UNTWISE) will sponsor a seminar for employers by the Division of Workers' Compensation in Lewisville on May 14.The seminar, "Basic Workers’ Compensation for Employers," will take place ...Read More
Department Seeks Applicants for Appellate Commission 04/22/2010
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 93 | 0
The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth's Workers' Compensation Qualifications Advisory Committee is accepting applications through May 14 for positions on the Workers' Compensation Appellate Commission.The terms of two appellate commissioners expire on S...Read More
DWC Adopts Rules for Small Employer Reimbursement Program 04/21/2010
State: TX | Segment: Top | 149 | 0
Rules now in place allow Texas small employers reimbursements of up to $5,000 for making modifications or purchasing equipment to help injured employees return to work, the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation reported.The division said that Workers' Compensation Commissioner ...Read More
Dressler Advances at Industrial Accidents Division 04/21/2010
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 153 | 0
Ron Dressler has been promoted to director of the Utah Labor Commission's Industrial Accidents Division, the agency announced this week.Dressler served as deputy director since June 2008, with responsibilities including administration of the division’s compliance section, and ...Read More
Dallas County District Attorney Indicts 29 for $1.25 Million in Fraud 04/20/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 153 | 0
The Dallas County District Attorney's Office had indicted 29 people on charges of insurance and workers' compensation fraud totaling approximately $1.25 million, the Texas Department of Insurance announced Monday.The department employs a prosecutor in the office's Specialized...Read More
Division Clarifies Preferred Worker Program Rules 04/19/2010
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 54 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division has posted temporary rule amendments regarding its preferred worker program.The amendments are designed to clarify time frame for requesting incentives under the program.To be eligible for premium exemption and claim cost reimburs...Read More
DWC San Antonio Office Hosts Session on Compliance April 30 04/19/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 110 | 0
The San Antonio field office of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a free "brown bag" session from noon to 1 p.m. April 30 on workers' compensation compliance issues.The session will be held in room 132/134 on the first floor at the Oasis at Warm Springs Reha...Read More
DWC Warns of Spring Snake Dangers 04/16/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 86 | 0
Spring brings out more than wildflowers in Texas: It also brings out snakes.The Division of Workers' Compensation warns employers and employees to take steps to prevent snake bites, which can fatal."During the early spring, snakes may be more aggressive as they are coming...Read More
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