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OK Rep. McMullen Introduces 3 Bills 01/26/2005
State: OK | Segment: Politics | 98 | 0
Several proposals addressing Oklahoma's contentious issue of workers' compensation reform were filed by a freshman lawmaker Thursday.State Rep. Ryan McMullen introduced three bills that he believes will significantly reduce the cost of workers' compensation insurance. McMullen is the former ...Read More
OH 12th: Employment Found for Farm Hand 01/26/2005
State: OH | Segment: Courts | 151 | 0
The Twelfth District of the Ohio Court of Appeals found that a farm hand was an employee, invoking the employee exclusion provisions of the employer's personal liability insurance policy.In Mendoza v. Bishop, No. CA2004-04-080, 01/24/2005, Mendoza, an illegal alien hired as a farmhand...Read More
OH 10th: Suspend Claim if Failed Exam 01/25/2005
State: OH | Segment: Courts | 292 | 0
The Tenth District of the Ohio Court of Appeals upheld an Industrial Commission of Ohio (the Commission) decision suspending employee's industrial claim for failure to submit to employer's request for medical examination. In State ex rel Groves v. Sysco Corp., No. 04AP-284, 01/20/2005...Read More
OH 10th: Wage Loss OK if Sufficient Job Search 01/25/2005
State: OH | Segment: Courts | 215 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Tenth District of the Ohio Court of Appeals affirmed an Industrial Commisison of Ohio (the Commission) decision granting wage loss to a medically impaired claimant who performed a sufficient job search to obtain gainful employment.In State ex rel General Mills, Inc. v. Industrial Comm...Read More
Old Republic Will Post Tax Charges of $25.5M 01/25/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 104 | 0
Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI), yesterday announced that it would record special post tax charges of approximately $25.5 million, or 14 cents per share in its fourth quarter and year end 2004 results due to be released on Thursday, January 27, 2005. Nearly 75 percent...Read More
OH BWC - Claims Down Dramatically 01/25/2005
State: OH | Segment: Other | 44 | 0
Workplace injuries in Ohio have dropped 30 percent since 1997, according to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. The bureau said this week 184,810 Ohioans put in worker's compensation claims in 2004, down from 263,179 workers injured in 1997 and 237,145 in 2003. According to Ame...Read More
OR Hearing on Medical Fees Scheduled 01/25/2005
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 26 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division has scheduled a public hearing to take comment and consider proposed rulemaking of and concerning changes to medical fees and payment, medical services, the Workers' Benefit Fund assessment, and premium assessment.The proposed rulemaking action would...Read More
OSHA Hearing on Hex Chrom Exposure Standard 01/20/2005
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 181 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold public hearings in Washington, D.C., to discuss the agency's proposed rulemaking for occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium. The hearings will begin on Feb. 1 and are expected to run through Feb. 17. The hearings will be op...Read More
OR Form 3530 Amended 01/17/2005
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 36 | 0
Oregon Workers' Compensation Division Bulletin No. 325 regarding supplemental disability payment and reimbursement was revised effective January 14, 2005. The purpose of this bulletin is to provide forms and formats for supplemental disability processing and reimbursement under OAR 436-06...Read More
OK Senators Pushing WC Reform 01/17/2005
State: OK | Segment: Politics | 100 | 0
Oklahoma Senate leaders say that workers compensation is among most important issues in the coming legislative session.Comments from Senate President Pro Tempore Cal Hobson, D-Lexington:"We've been following the efforts of Governor Henry's bi-partisan study group and I'm anxious to ...Read More
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