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Postal Worker Convicted for Submitting $46K in False Travel Claims 06/15/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 229 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A federal jury convicted a Texas postal worker of theft of public money for submitting $46,000 in false travel reimbursement claims for treatment of an on-the-job injury. ...Read More

Presumption Bill Passes Senate, Goes to House Labor Committee 06/13/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 326 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The New Jersey Senate has endorsed a bill that would provide workers' compensation coverage for first responders who are stricken with cancer and lung disease. ...Read More

PEO Owner Convicted of Defrauding BWC 06/12/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 414 | 0 | Popular with Empty | 1740 min read
The owner of an Ohio professional employer organization pleaded guilty last week to wire fraud and money laundering after federal prosecutors charged that he defrauded the Bureau of Workers' Compensation by underreporting payroll. ...Read More

Public Hearing Set on New Designated Doctor Rules 06/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will hold a public hearing Monday on new rules that will affect who can serve as designated doctors in injury disputes, and how they get paid. ...Read More

Pie Insurance Starts Online Sales of Comp Policies 06/06/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Pie Insurance has begun online sales of workers’ compensation insurance policies directly to small businesses in seven states: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas. ...Read More

Prosecutors Take Different Tacks Toward Restitution in Comp Fraud Cases 06/01/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1785 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 77 min read
While federal prosecutors in Los Angeles are asking for only about $12 million in restitution out of $500 million billed by a hospital owner who was convicted of paying kickbacks, federal prosecutors in San Diego are throwing the book at a doctor who paid kickbacks. ...Read More

Parties Must Submit Email Addresses Before Notices Start July 2 06/01/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 229 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
Beginning July 2, all parties in workers' compensation claims cases will receive notice through electronic means, so the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission needs updated email addresses, the commission announced this week. ...Read More

Public Employer Can't Subrogate Worker's 3rd-Party Recovery 05/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Tuesday ruled that a public employer cannot recover the Heart and Lung Act benefits it has paid to an worker from his third-party recovery. ...Read More

Publix Donates to Self-Insured Compensation PAC 05/30/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 246 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
Publix Supermarkets, under fire for supporting pro-gun candidates in Florida, the site of a recent mass shooting, also has donated to causes and candidates in nearby Alabama, including a political action committee that advocates on self-insured workers' compensation issues. ...Read More

Privette Doctrine Barred Tort Claims Against Homeowner for Worker's Fatal Fall 05/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1039 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
A California appellate court on Monday ruled that the family of a worker who fell to his death during a home construction project could not proceed with claims against the homeowner, as a matter of law. ...Read More
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