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Catering Co. Worker Didn't Prove Status as Independent Contractor 11/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 423 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a catering company’s worker was not entitled to summary judgment on the question of whether he was an employee without a civil remedy for an alleged on-the-job injury. ...Read More

Christopher Lowell to Head The Hartford's Small Business Innovation Lab 11/21/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 111 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 65 min read
The Hartford has appointed Christopher Lowell to lead its Small Business Innovation Lab, a project aimed at achieving growth at the company through the use of data, digital technology and insurtech partnerships. ...Read More

Clerk Offering Training on TNComp in December 11/21/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Penny Shrum The Tennessee Court of Workers&rsqu...Read More

Court Upholds Reduction in Construction Manager's Wage-Earning Capacity Rating 11/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board properly reduced a worker’s loss of wage-earning capacity assessment based on his retained functional and vocational abilities after an on-the-job accident. ...Read More

Court Upholds Application of Medical Treatment Guidelines to Services Provided Out of State 11/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the state’s medical treatment guidelines continue to apply to a worker who moved out of state and received pain management services. ...Read More

Consumer Privacy Law Has Implications for Comp Industry 11/20/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 951 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
Consumer privacy legislation that California lawmakers rushed through the Capitol to fend off a ballot initiative could be extremely disruptive for the state’s workers’ compensation system, with the potential to create confusion, push litigation and drive up costs. ...Read More

Construction Company Cited for Fatal Trench Accident 11/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 482 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
California’s workplace safety regulator fined a construction company $141,075 for nine violations following an investigation into an April 23 trenc...Read More

Commission Adopts Group 2, Death Benefit Act Rules 11/20/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission on Monday formally adopted changes to workers’ compensation procedural rules, and amendments to the Public Safety Employees’ Death Benefits Act rules. ...Read More

Court Upholds Board's Rejection of 'Pseudoscience Speculation' on Causation of Disability 11/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a chiropractor’s opinion on causation, which an independent medical examiner dismissed as “pseudoscience speculation,” did not support an award to a transit worker. ...Read More

CWCI Notes Uptick in Indemnity Costs for Newer Claims 11/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 408 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 399 min read
Average losses on newer indemnity claims are starting to tick up even as costs for older claims continue to level out or decline, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute said Friday. ...Read More
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