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House Passes Gig Economy Bill That Could Affect WC System 03/20/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 455 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The Tennessee House of Representatives on Monday voted 66-48 to give final approval to a bill that will classify hundreds of handymen, landscapers, house cleaners and others as independent contractors, not employees of online marketplace services. ...Read More

High Court Tosses Worker's Bad-Faith Suit 03/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The Mississippi Supreme Court last week threw out a poultry worker’s lawsuit against her employer for failing to report her workers’ compensation claim to its insurance carrier in a timely manner. ...Read More

Hospital Worker Sentenced for Fraud 03/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 772 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 115 min read
A former Southern California hospital worker who now resides in Texas was sentenced to 60 days in jail for filing a false workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More

House Passes Governor's Reform Proposal 03/14/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
The Alaska House of Representatives passed a bill that would eliminate the state’s Second Injury Fund and revise the definition of an independent contractor. ...Read More

Homeowners Had No Liability Under Labor Law for Worker's Fall From Ladder 03/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 297 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s Labor Law claim against a residential homeowner. Case: Singh...Read More

Home Health Aide Gets Benefits for Injuries From Car Accident 03/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a home health aide was entitled to benefits for her injuries from a car accident while traveling to a client’s residence after a brief stop at her own home. ...Read More

Hospital Reimbursement, Claim-Handling Bills Heading to Governor 03/09/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Utah Senate passed bills that would lower reimbursement rates for hospitals not contracted with carriers and self-insured employers, and authorize a $5,000 fine for employers that interfere with the ability of a worker to file a comp claim. ...Read More

House Sends PTSD Bill to Governor 03/06/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 195 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Florida House of Representatives on Monday gave final approval to a bill that would allow first responders to claim post-traumatic stress disorder as a compensable condition for workers’ compensation. ...Read More

House Approves IME Qualification, Pay Raise for Treating Firefighter Cancer Claims 03/05/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Hawaii House of Representatives passed bills that would set minimum qualification standards for doctors performing independent medical evaluations and increase reimbursement for treatment provided to firefighters with occupational cancer claims. ...Read More

House Passes Extraterritorial, Teacher Coverage Bills 03/01/2018
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Wyoming House of Representatives passed bills that would allow workers’ compensation coverage to apply to people temporarily entering or leaving the state to work, and would eliminate the requirement that teaching special education be classified as extra-hazardous employment. ...Read More
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