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Workers' Compensation News


Staffing Firm Owner Convicted of Premium Fraud to Pay $944,000 in Restitution 12/12/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 779 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The owner of a staffing firm who was charged with premium fraud and pleaded no contest to a felony insurance fraud charge was ordered to pay $944,000 in restitution to California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund, according to a report by the ...Read More

Employment Test Takes Center Stage in Legislative Debate 12/12/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 317 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 48 min read
New York lawmakers appear to be moving ahead with legislation that would bring a California-like employment test to the Empire State, and workers' compensation concerns are proving to be at the heart of the thorny issue. ...Read More

Auxiliary Police Officer Can't Pursue Civil Remedy for Car Accident Injuries 12/12/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an auxiliary police officer could not proceed with a civil suit for his injuries from a car accident that occurred in the course of his volunteer work. ...Read More

Worker Remains Entitled to PTD Award After Disallowance of PTSD Claim 12/12/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that the Industrial Commission did not commit an abuse of discretion in declining to vacate an award of permanent total disability benefits to a worker after a judge ruled that one of the man's psychological conditions underlying the claim was not compensabl...Read More

State Representative Joins Claimants' Firm BG Law 12/12/2019
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 1 min read
Missouri state Rep. Wes Rogers joined BG Law as workers’ compensation attorney of counsel, the firm announced. ...Read More

Rule Review Means Changes to Opioid Prescribing Regs 12/12/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is accepting public comments on changes to a range of rules, including those regarding health care providers, the drug formulary and reimbursement for opioid-based medication. ...Read More

Worker's Delay in Reporting Injury, Seeking Treatment Not Fatal to Claim 12/12/2019
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award for a solar panel assembly worker despite her failure to immediately report her injury or seek treatment. ...Read More

Supreme Court Tosses Workers' Fee Awards as Unreasonably Low 12/12/2019
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court overturned an award of fees to two injured workers as unreasonably low. Case: Rusch v. Southeast Alas...Read More

Cuomo Orders Labor Department to Investigate Hotel Owner After Mass Firings 12/12/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked the state Department of Labor to investigate allegations of abuse and retaliation against workers at a well-known Manhattan hotel after the owner reportedly fired all the workers when they voted to unionize. ...Read More

AGs Say Expansion of Fluctuating Workweek Rule Would Hurt Comp Benefits 12/12/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Attorneys general in 18 states have penned a letter urging the U.S. Department of Labor to rescind a proposal that would change the way employers calculate overtime, saying it w...Read More
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