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Stakeholders Warn 9/11 Deadline Approaching 07/26/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 236 | 0
Two major workers groups warned last week that the deadline is approaching for responders to register with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) for benefits covering future illnesses stemming from the cleanup and rescue work at Ground Zero.The New York Committee for ...Read More
Solis Applauds Approval of Miner Safety Act by House Committee 07/26/2010
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 349 | 0
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis last week praised committee approval of the Robert C. Byrd Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010.The legislation, triggered by the Upper Big Branch mine explosion that killed 29 miners in Raleigh County, W. Va., on April 5, boosts protections against threat...Read More
Stakeholders Challenge Latest Fee Schedule Proposal 07/23/2010
State: CA | Segment: Top | 951 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Griggs, EditorThe California Division of Workers' Compensation's latest draft of a plan to revise the Official Medical Fee Schedule is being criticized as inadequate, inconsistent and likely to lead more medica...Read More
State Bar Names Marc Marcus Applicants' Attorney of the Year 07/22/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 366 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The State Bar of California has selected Sacramento attorney Marc Marcus, a past president of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA), as the 2010 Applicants' Attorney of the Year. The State Bar will present Marcus with the award at the State Bar Annual Meeting in...Read More
State Bar's Annual Meeting Set for Sept. 23-26, in Monterey 07/21/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 88 | 0
The California State Bar has scheduled its 83rd annual meeting for Sept. 23-26 in Monterey. The meeting offers up to 19.5 hours of continued legal education (CLE) credits, and features 157 education classes. During this year's meeting, the Workers' Compensation Sectio...Read More
State IME List Shrinks Under New Rules 07/21/2010
State: WA | Segment: Top | 159 | 0
By Greg Griggs, EditorSeveral months into the Department of Labor and Industries' updating of its roster of independent medical examiners, regulators have experienced a marked reduction in the number of medical providers w...Read More
Stakeholders Pondering DWC's Draft Closed Formulary Rules 07/20/2010
State: TX | Segment: Top | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefThe Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has published its long-awaited formal rules for a pharmacy closed formulary – something mandated by the Legislature as part of Hou...Read More
SAIF Corp. to Return $3.3 Million to Contractors Group 07/20/2010
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 24 | 0 | Popular with Wcc | 14 min read
More then 700 businesses that participate in Oregon SAIF's workers' compensation program with Associated General Contractors are scheduled to receive a $3.3 million retrospective return on their 2008-2009 plan year premium.A total of approximately $4.1 million will be returned to...Read More
SWCB Revises Case-Access Form 07/20/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 196 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) has revised Form OC-110AORD, which allows entities not considered parties of interest to obtain information on an injured worker's claim.SWCB said Section 110 of the New York Workers' Compensation Law limits access to info...Read More
Schwarzenegger Signs Leave of Absence Bill 07/19/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 197 | 0
A bill to extend certain leave of absence policies to public workers in San Francisco has been approved by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.Assembly Bill 586 by Assembly member Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, provides a leave of absence of up to one year to police, firefighters and other public saf...Read More
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