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L.A. City Attorney Sues Port Trucking Companies for Misclassification 01/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 536 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feurer on Monday filed three lawsuits accusing short-haul trucking companies of intentionally misclassifying drivers at the Port of Los Angeles to cut costs by, among other things, not providing workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More

Lawmakers Return With Nearly Two-Dozen Comp Bills Filed 01/09/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 461 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
Lawmakers will gavel-in their 2018 legislative session today and already have at least 22 workers’ compensation-related bills to consider, including one that would cap claimants’ attorney fees at $150 an hour. ...Read More

Lawmaker Wants to Clarify That Franchisors Are Not Joint Employers 01/08/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pennsylvania Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery, plans to introduce legislation to clarify that franchisors are not joint employers for purposes of workers’ compensation and other state laws. ...Read More

Lead Levels in Workers a Lingering Concern 01/03/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 322 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Almost 10 years ago, New Jersey attorney Jon Gelman predicted there would soon be a wave of occupational disease claims related to lead exposure. &ldquo...Read More

Last Date of Exposure Is Date of Injury for Cumulative Trauma Claims 12/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 316 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals unanimously ruled that the statute of limitations for a cumulative trauma injury begins running on the last date of a worker’s exposure to the injury-causing motion. ...Read More

Lower Threshold for Corporate Officer Exemption Takes Effect in New Year 12/27/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Corporate officers with an ownership stake of 10% or more will be able to opt out of workers’ compensation coverage for themselves, under a law that will take effect in the new year. ...Read More

Labor Commissioner Says Comp Laws Due for Overhaul 12/27/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 197 min read
The commissioner of Alaska’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced plans to pursue a workers’ compensation “overhaul” in an opinion article published ...Read More

Long-Sought Medical Fee Schedule Going Nowhere, Speaker Says 12/26/2017
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 308 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 58 min read
Proposed legislation that would create a quasi-Medicare-based fee schedule appears to be dead on arrival, House Speaker Robin Vos told The Associated Press. ...Read More

Limited Scope of Worker's Administrative Appeal Waived Ability to Raise Issues on Judicial Review 12/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker’s failure to pursue an administrative appeal from a hearing officer’s determination of her date of maximum medical improvement and impairment rating forfeited her ability to raise this issues before a trial court judge. ...Read More

Lawmaker Who Supported Formulary to Resign 12/20/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 650 min read
A state lawmaker who helped lead the charge for a drug formulary for the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration will step down March 1 to spend more time with his family. ...Read More
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