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New Mexico Expenditure Report Deadline Nears 03/03/2006
State: NM | Segment: Regulatory | 170 | 0
Annual expenditure reports by insurance carriers and self-insurers for 2005 are due to the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration by March 15. Forms can be downloaded from the NMWCA Web site at http://:// More
N.J. Posts Annual Insurance Fraud Report 03/02/2006
State: NJ | Segment: Fraud | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The New Jersey Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) convicted 182 defendants last year, secured $88 million in restitution to insurance companies and other victims and yielded civil finds, judgments and settlements totaling $11 million, according to an annual report submitted to the state Leg...Read More
N.Y. 3rd Finds No Voluntary Withdrawal 03/02/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 238 | 0
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court ruled that a police officer did not voluntarily withdraw from the labor market upon retirement. In Flannery v. Nassau County Police Dep't , No. 95825, 02/23/2006, Michael Flannery, a Nassau Count...Read More
North Carolina Officials Delay Probing Explosion Site 03/02/2006
State: NC | Segment: Safety | 165 | 0
North Carolina officials reported their investigation into an explosion at the Synthron chemical plant in Morgantown may be delayed for several weeks after an inspection showed the remaining structure is ready to collapse. State Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said Department of Labor inspe...Read More
New Jersey Department Amends Motions Rule 03/02/2006
State: NJ | Segment: Regulatory | 88 | 0
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development amended its rule on motions for temporary disability or medical benefits. The memorandum deals with how affidavits and certifications should be made. It states that the department agreed with comments by "a number of atto...Read More
Napa Winery Insisting Laborers Be Tested 03/01/2006
State: CA | Segment: Other | 30 | 0
A Napa Valley winery is insisting on the right to make fieldworkers pass a physical test as a condition of employment, but members of the United Farm Workers (UFW) have protested the move as discriminatory toward older workers. The United Farm Workers representatives say they are concerned ...Read More
N.H. Senator Wants Payroll Allegations Probed 03/01/2006
State: NH | Segment: Other | 92 | 0
A New Hampshire state senator has called for the attorney general's office to investigate union complaints that a Hilton Inn construction project in Portsmouth is misclassifying workers as independent contractors. State Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, D-Portsmouth, late last week formally reques...Read More
NY 3rd Finds Untimely Notice of Injury 02/27/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 207 | 0
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court affirmed that a claimant's failure to notify employer within 30 days of injury makes notice untimely. In Baker v. E.J. Construction Group, Inc., No. 97147, 02/16/2006, Raymond Baker was injured on...Read More
NY 3rd Finds Review Application Untimely 02/27/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 155 | 0
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court held that a carrier's two year delay to file an application for review made the application untimely. In Backus v. Wesley Health Care Center , No. 97147, 02/16/2006, Denise Backus was granted wor...Read More
NY Ct. App. Resolves Illegal Alien Issue 02/24/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 297 | 0
The New York Court of Appeals ruled that an undocumented alien can recover lost wages from his employer. In Balbuena v. IDR Realty LLC, No. 19, 02/21/2006, the court consolidated two cases with conflicting opinions from the First and Second Appellate Divisions. Balbuena...Read More
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