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Lodi Massage Parlors Shut for No Comp Insurance 06/03/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 70 | 0
You'd think that the biggest issue that a massage parlor would have in any community would be allegations of illegal prostitution and other violations of morality laws. But in Lodi, CA, massage parlors instead get shut down for failing to carry work comp insurance.The Lodi News-Sentinel repo...Read More
 
 
Lifesaving Award Nominations Accepted - WA L&I 05/28/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 90 | 0
Do you know someone whose quick thinking and fast actions saved a life? If so, nominations for the Washington State Governor's annual lifesaving awards are now being accepted. Award recipients will be featured guests at the Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference in Seattle...Read More
 
 
Liberty Mutual Claims Mgr Guilty of $1.7M Fraud 05/27/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 26 | 0
Courier-Post Staff out of Trenton New Jersey reported on Friday that a New Jersey woman and her former stepmother pleaded guilty to a $1.7 million scheme against Liberty Mutual Insurance Company that occurred between June 1996 and June 1998. Barbara Ruggerio, 46, and Hope Thompson, 49, of M...Read More
 
 
LA MTA Budget = $6M Reduction in Work Comp 05/23/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 107 | 0
Determined "to live within our means" despite an anticipated sharp cut in state funding, the MTA Board of Directors has adopted an austere MTA budget for the next fiscal year that still calls for pushing forward with major transportation improvements for Los Angeles County to deal with worsening tra...Read More
 
 
Liberty Mutual Buys Personal Lines from Prudential 05/23/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 51 | 0
Liberty Mutual Group yesterday announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Prudential Financial, Inc.'s (NYSE: PRU) U.S. personal lines property and casualty operations in 47 states, excluding its New Jersey, specialty auto and affinity businesses. The purchase, valued at approximatel...Read More
 
 
Laura Backus Hall Director VT Work Comp Division 05/19/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 25 | 0
Vermont's Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Mike Bertrand announced that Laura Backus Hall has been named Director of the Workers' Compensation Division at Labor and Industry. "The whole Department is excited about Laura coming on board," says Commissioner Bertrand, of Labor a...Read More
 
 
LA Workplace Accidents/Deaths at 5 Year Low 05/08/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 79 | 0
The Louisiana Office of Workers' Compensation Administration (OWCA) reports a five-year reduction in on-the-job accidents and deaths statewide according to the 2002 Annual Report. The number of injuries in the last five years decreased by 33% and deaths were cut more than 50%. The Re...Read More
 
 
Liberty Mutual Rating Lowered by S&P 05/06/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 25 | 0
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said yesterday that it lowered its counterparty credit and financial strength ratings on Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. (Liberty Mutual) and related entities to 'A' from 'A+' and removed them from CreditWatch, where they were placed on April 4, 2...Read More
 
 
LA MTA Budget Calls for $6M Work Comp Reduction 05/06/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 50 | 0
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation District, which recently has been heavily criticized in local media for its high workers' compensation expenses, released its preliminary budget.The overall $2.8 billion draft spending plan in part counts on a reduction in workers' compensation li...Read More
 
 
LA Employers Can Now File Safety Reports on Net 04/28/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 89 | 0
Louisiana employers are now able to electronically file (e-file) their quarterly safety reports (Form 1017A) with the Louisiana Department of Labor's (LDOL) Workplace Safety Unit. The electronic form can be accessed at www.laworks.net/wcs...Read More
 
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