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Senate Set to Vote on Pill-Mill Bill 03/23/2012
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday passed a proposed crackdown on "pill mills."The committee voted to send House Bill 972, entitled the "Georgia Pain Management Clinic Act," to the full Senate for a vote sometime next week.The Georgia General ...Read More
Steel Worker Barred from Relitigating His Total Disability Status 03/22/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Pennsylvania worker who collected over 10 years of partial disability benefits for a 1992 neck injury was barred from litigating whether he was totally disabled as of 1995, since this question had been answered in the negative, twice, at prior administrative hearings, the Commonwealth Court ruled....Read More
SCF Building Recognized for Energy Efficiency 03/22/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 172 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Environmental Protection Agency awarded SCF Arizona’s corporate building with the Energy Star designation for using 20% to 30% less energy than similar facilities.The designation means SCF Tower in downtown Phoenix performs in the top 25th percentile of similar facilities natio...Read More
State Investigation Found Justification for Termination of ALJ 03/22/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A former administrative law judge who filed a federal lawsuit in Oregon last month alleging she was terminated in retaliation for critical remarks about rules and policies regarding workers’ compensation judges was fired for soliciting support from attorneys who regularly appeared before her, ...Read More
SBWC Announces Dates for Regional Seminars 03/22/2012
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 166 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
The Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation (SBWC) has announced dates for four Regional Educational Seminars scheduled for April and May in cities around the state.SBWC said the seminars will be held on April 12 in Newnan, April 19 in Lawrenceville, April 26 in Macon and May 10...Read More
SWIF Probe: Auditor was on Staffing Firms' Payroll for Decade 03/21/2012
State: PA | Segment: Top | 1280 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefAn auditing supervisor for the State Workers' Insurance Fund (SWIF) was on the payroll of three Pennsylvania staffing companies for at least a decade before he was arrested on bribe...Read More
State Worker Cannot Sue Employer for Self-Care FMLA Violation 03/21/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the states are immune from suit for alleged violations of Family and Medical Leave Act provisions that allow employees to take an unpaid leave for self-care of a serious medical condition.Case: Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland et al....Read More
School Contractor Cited for Safety Violations after Fatal Fall 03/21/2012
State: NH | Segment: EAST | 295 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited construction contractor MacMillin Co. for scaffolding violations after a worker fell to his death at a New Hampshire school construction site.OSHA said in a press release Monday it has recommended more than $167,500 in f...Read More
Supporters Eye Expanding Opt-Out Bill 03/20/2012
State: OK | Segment: Top | 735 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau Chief.Supporters of legislation to allow Oklahoma employers to choose an alternative to workers’ compensation to deliver benefits to injured employees are looking at expanding the proposed pr...Read More
SWCB Announces Forms Changes 03/20/2012
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) on Monday announced the revision of some forms and the addition of others.SWCB said some of the forms were modified simply to accommodate a change in the mailing address of the Buffalo office due to a recent relocation....Read More
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