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WCRI Annual Conference Planned for Boston Nov. 16-17 07/12/2010
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 238 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Research Institute has announced the dates for its 27th annual issues and research conference to be held Nov. 16-17 in Boston.This year's theme is Managing Medical Care and Costs in the Recovery from the Great Recession and will offer suggestions on how ...Read More
Work Comp Advisory Council to Discuss Budget, Safety Grants 07/12/2010
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 240 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
The Utah Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will discuss the Labor Commission's budget and receive an update on workplace safety grants when it meets July 20 in Salt Lake City.Alan Hennebold, deputy labor commissioner and general counsel for the commission, will conduct the m...Read More
Wrynn Reappoints David Dickson to Rating Board 07/09/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 242 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
David Dickson, a past president of the Professional Insurance Agents of New York State, has been reappointed by state Insurance Superintendent James Wrynn to the Underwriting Committee of the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board, PIANY announced Thursday.Dickson has been named as...Read More
WSI Audit Committee Meets Tuesday on Performance Evaluations 07/09/2010
State: ND | Segment: CENTRAL | 124 | 0
The North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) board of directors Audit Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday to review draft 2010 performance evaluations by Sedgwick Claims Management Services and agency responses.The meeting is set for 1 p.m. in conference room 4-A at the WSI...Read More
West Monroe Agent Arrested for Alleged Misappropriation 07/07/2010
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Louisiana  Department of Insurance Fraud Section Investigators served a West Monroe agent Tuesday with a cease-and-desist order, a summary suspension order and a $3,350 fine notice for alleged misappropriation and misrepresentation, the department reported.Michael Ryan Evans, 26, al...Read More
Workers' Comp Court Seeks Law Clerk 07/06/2010
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 569 | 0
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is accepting applications for a judicial law clerk for its Workers' Compensation Court.The clerk will review and research judicial decisions, statutes, opinions, and briefs. The clerk may also be called upon to serve as a special master, s...Read More
Workforce Development Notes New Benefit Rates in Effect 07/02/2010
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 169 | 0
Iowa Workforce Development has issued a reminder that maximum weekly benefits paid to workers injured on the job increased on Thursday.The new benefit payment schedule applies to workers injured on or after July 1, 2010.Beginning July 1, the workers’ compensation maximu...Read More
Wells Fargo Buys Kinny Agency in Albuquerque 07/02/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 135 | 0
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA closed on its purchase of Kinney Agency, a single-office commercial insurance brokerage firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursday, the national brokerage announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Kinny Agency, which opened for business in...Read More
Wage Differential Award Based on Inflated Figure, Court Rules 06/29/2010
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 298 | 0
A wage differential award was erroneous because an arbitrator based it upon a yearly wage that included another worker's voluntary overtime, an Illinois appellate court ruled. Case: Copperweld Tubing Products v. IWCC, No. 1-09-1422WC, 6/28/10. Published.Facts: Jose Santoy...Read More
Workers' Comp Advisory Council Sets Meeting, Hearing Aug. 23 06/29/2010
State: SD | Segment: CENTRAL | 212 | 0
The South Dakota Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council will hold a public hearing and meeting Aug. 23, the South Dakota Department of Labor and Management has reported. The meeting is set to begin at 1 p.m. in Conference Room 3 of the Kneip Building at 700 Governors Drive in Pierr...Read More
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