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Contractor Fined $155,800 for Alleged Fall Hazards at 2 Sites 06/22/2011
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 167 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued five citations, with fines totaling $155,800, to Peach State Roofing in Lawrenceville for allegedly exposing workers to fall hazards at work sites in Atlanta and Temple Terrace, Fla., while renovating and installing roofs.OSHA ...Read More
Cal-OSHA Fines Mental Hospital 06/21/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) fined a state mental hospital in Napa for an attack that left a therapist with serious head injuries, according to the Napa Valley Register.The newspaper reports Cal-OSHA fined the Napa State Hospital $16,875 for violat...Read More
Court to Decide Whether Suicide was a 'Normal' Working Condition 06/21/2011
State: PA | Segment: Top | 622 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will consider whether a state trooper's role in a mentally ill woman's unexpected suicide was within the normal working conditions for a law enforcement officer. The high court granted review to Payes v. WCAB, where it will consider whether witne...Read More
Court Limits Employer's Recovery of Attorney Fees for Contract 06/21/2011
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 77 | 0
An employer seeking attorney fees from an insurance company that failed to file a timely guaranty contract for the employer is only entitled to fees connected to a compliance proceeding, an appellate court ruled.Case: SAIF Corporation v. Cross River Transport, No. 0700018NC, 06-15-2011, ...Read More
Commission Urges Applications for Arbitrator Positions 06/21/2011
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission is encouraging interested individuals to apply to an arbitrator, and has posted links on its website to facilitate the process.The commission reports that House Bill 1698, the workers' compensation overhaul legislation passed by lawma...Read More
Commission Posts Links to 3 Liquidation Orders 06/20/2011
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission has posted links to liquidation orders for three insurance companies on its website.The companies are Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co. (AMIC) and Centennial Insurance Co., which were placed in liquidation April 27 in New York Supreme Court, ...Read More
Court: Employer Not Required to Show Pension Contributions 06/20/2011
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 171 | 0
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board does not need to show how much it has contributed toward its workers’ pensions in order to calculate pension offsets, an appellate court ruled. Case: Horner v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, No. 2155CD2010, 06-14-2011, published/repo...Read More
City Discriminated Against Claimant By Firing Him 06/20/2011
State: WV | Segment: EAST | 143 | 0
The City of Westover discriminated against an employee when it wrongly fired him while he was off work and receiving workers’ compensation benefits, according to a ruling from West Virginia's high court. Case: Huggins v. City of Westover Sanitary Sewer Board, No. 35761, 06-14-2...Read More
Curtis Chick Joins Labor and Industrial Relations Commission 06/20/2011
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 176 | 0
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Curtis Chick of Jefferson City to the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission for a term ending July 27, 2014.Chick replaces John Hickey, who was appointed by Nixon as director of the Division of Workers' Compensation, the governor's office...Read More
CHSWC Publishes Guide to Obtaining Benefits From Uninsured Employers 06/17/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 308 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) announced Thursday the publication of a 60-page reference book designed to help injured workers and injured worker advocates navigate the process of applying for benefits when an employer is illegally uninsured.Whe...Read More
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