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West Virginia Industrial Council Schedules Meeting 04/18/2008
State: WV | Segment: Regulatory | 106 | 0
The West Virginia Workers' Compensation Industrial Council has scheduled a meeting April 24 to review draft amendments to the rules governing claims management, policies and coverage and assessments for retiring debt for the state's old workers' compensation fund.The changes ...Read More
WCRI Study Says North Carolina Costs-Per-Claim are Rapidly Rising 04/17/2008
State: NC | Segment: Regulatory | 289 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
North Carolina’s workers’ compensation costs-per-claim is rising fast, according to a study by the non-profit Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).Medical costs, which experienced double-digit growth between 2001 and 2005, were the major force behind the rising cost...Read More
W. Va. Announces Adjuster Training 04/17/2008
State: WV | Segment: Events | 117 | 0
The West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner will hold an adjuster training seminar May 22 in advance of the scheduled opening of the workers' compensation market to private competition on July 1.Insurance Commissioner Jane Cline said the seminar is designed to brief adjus...Read More
West Virginia Makes Undocumented Worker Program Permanent 04/15/2008
State: WV | Segment: Fraud | 84 | 0
Five compliance officers hired by the West Virginia Division of Labor as part of a pilot program to investigate the use of undocumented workers have had their jobs changed from temporary to permanent by the West Virginia Legislature.West Virginia MetroNews, a Charleston, W.Va.-based new ...Read More
Work Continues to Implement New Anti-Misclassification Law 04/14/2008
State: IL | Segment: Top | 269 | 0
Efforts continue to implement recently approved legislation to stop the misclassification of Illinois' construction industry employees as independent contractors for workers compensation and other purposes - a problem experts say was costing millions to the state, employees, insurers and employers...Read More
Wisconsin Builders Association, OSHA Approve Safety Alliance 04/14/2008
State: WI | Segment: Safety | 162 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Wisconsin Builders Association have formed a safety and health alliance to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities among employees in Wisconsin's residential construction industry.Participants in the alliance will work to re...Read More
Worker's Personal Injury Suit Against Goodwill Barred by Statute 04/14/2008
State: NJ | Segment: Courts | 74 | 0
New Jersey's charitable immunity statute bars an injured worker's personal injury suit  after the employee claimed that he fell while participating in a Goodwill light-duty work program.The Superior Court of New Jersey's Appellate Division affirmed a ruling dismissing Da...Read More
Worker Loses FEHA Disability Argument, Wins Remand for Race 04/11/2008
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 240 | 0
An appellate court affirmed summary judgment against a San Diego worker's disability discrimination claim, but remanded the case after determining that triable issues existed pertaining to his race discrimination claim.In Gonzalez v. Luzaich Striping, Inc., No. D050693, 4/10/0...Read More
W.Va. Women Draw Suspended Sentences in Dead Worker's Case 04/10/2008
State: WV | Segment: Fraud | 79 | 0
West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jane L. Cline said Wednesday that two Kanawha County women who admitted stealing benefits payments sent to a dead injured worker have drawn suspended sentences and been ordered to pay restitution.Tina Marie Browning, 40, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to utte...Read More
Westaff Appoints Former Corestaff Exec as Southern Region VP 04/10/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 73 | 0
Westaff Inc. appointed Mark Smith as regional vice president for the Southern Region, the staffing firm announced in a press release.Smith assumes the role immediately and will oversee day-to-day operations of 20 offices across Texas, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.Smith be...Read More
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