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Governor Nominates Deputy Commissioner for Leadership Role 02/15/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 329 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
Gov. Roy Cooper has nominated Industrial Commission Deputy Commissioner Robert Harris to serve a six-year term as commissioner. Harris, 51, has worked at the Industrial Commission since 2003. He was appointed to serve as a deputy commissioner in 2005. Harris holds a bachelor&rsquo...Read More
Governor Appoints New Director of DLIR 02/09/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Hawaii Gov. David Ige named Leonard Hoshijo the full-time director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, a position he has held on an acting basis since December. ...Read More

Governor Calls Again for Workers' Compensation Reforms 02/02/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Gov. Bruce Rauner during his State of the State address on Wednesday renewed his call for legislators to enact workers’ compensation reforms, The News Gazette reported. ...Read More

Goodyear Faces Proposed OSHA Penalties of $69K for Burn, Fall Hazards 01/29/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 153 | 0
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. faces proposed penalties of $69,058 from the U.S. Department of Labor's work-safety agency after exposing employees to the risk of burns, amputation, contact with hazardous energy and contact with unguarded machines, the agency says.  ...Read More

Governor Gives Nod to Comp Reforms in State of the State Address 01/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown, in his final State of the State address Thursday, applauded lawmakers for their bipartisan support of workers’ compensation reforms. ...Read More

Governor Elevates Deputy Commissioner on Industrial Commission 01/25/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Myra L. Griffin, a 13-year deputy commissioner, as a full commissioner on the North Carolina Industrial Commission. ...Read More

Getting Lumbar Fusion Surgery Just Became Tougher 01/12/2018
State: OH | Segment: Top | 391 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation began cracking down on lumbar fusion surgeries last week with the country’s most restrictive rule that requires at least 60 days of alternative, conservative therapy before a patient can see the operating room. ...Read More
Goals for 2018 on Industrial Commission's Agenda 01/11/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Arizona will discuss goals for 2018 during a meeting today in Phoenix. An agenda for the meeting notes that the conversation may include deliberations on objectives specific to divisions, departments and sections of the commission, as well as discussion about ...Read More

Grainery Worker Can Proceed on Comp Claim for Pneumonia, Hernias 12/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that an injured worker could proceed with his claim for benefits for a lung condition and hernias that were allegedly caused by his job activities. ...Read More
Governor Makes Appointment to Advisory Council 12/13/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 575 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Tara Bonestroo to the state’s Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement. Bonestroo is a partner in Bonestroo and Sons Dairy in Portales. She will fill a vacancy for a business representative on the ...Read More
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