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New OSHA Ergo Bill Introduced 04/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 33 | 0
New OSHA ergonomic requirements have been introduced by a bipartisan group of Senate moderates. The bill would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to promulgate an ergonomics standard within two years. The legislation proposed by Sens. John Breaux, D-La., and Arlen S...Read More
 
 
NY Contractors Can't Get Coverage at any Price 04/18/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 60 | 0
Professional Insurance Agents of New York State Inc. Vice President David Dickson told the New York State Insurance Department that New York businesses are experiencing increased difficulty obtaining insurance even at higher prices and that contractors are among the most severely affected industries...Read More
 
 
NCCI Says No Change to Florida Rates 04/16/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 25 | 0
NCCI has released a report following the conclusion of the Florida legislative session and passage of that state...Read More
 
 
New CA DWC Regulations Proposed 04/10/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 26 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New proposed regulations by the CA DWC affect rules regarding arbitration, administrative orders and document reproduction.With respect to arbitration, most of the regulations have been modified to delete the application of the rules to any particular date of injury. Regulation sect...Read More
 
 
NY Bill Pending to Declare WC for WTC Workers 04/09/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 62 | 0
Newsday (New York, NY) reported Monday that a new bill in the NY State Legislature would extend workers' compensation benefits to rescue and recovery personnel at the World Trade Center to cover rescue workers for any long-term health affects from debris. The bill would classify any ailment...Read More
 
 
New Oregon Rules and Procedures Published 04/08/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 35 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division announced Friday that it has permanently amended OAR 436-030-0003, the rule governing the applicability of the Claims Evaluation, Determination, and Reconsideration. This rule replaces the permanent rule effective January 2, 2002 and the temporary r...Read More
 
 
Nebraska May Raid State's Fund to Balance Budget 04/08/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 29 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would transfer money from Nebraska's Compensation Court Cash Fund to the general operating budget is part of a trend of bad public policy that will ultimately hurt policyholders, according to the Alliance of American Insurers. If signed into law, LB 1310 would authorize the legis...Read More
 
 
NCCI Says Iowa Case May Require 2.4% Increase 04/03/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 33 | 0
NCCI says that the January Iowa Supreme Court ruling in Venegas v. IBP, Inc., which held that employers do not have the opportunity to apportion second injury benefits against previous disabilities, has an immediate impact of a 2.4% increase in system cost. Prior to 1995, the Iowa workers c...Read More
 
 
NCCI's Annual Symposium Agenda 5/9 & 10 Set 04/02/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 32 | 0
NCCI Holdings, Inc. today announced the final agenda for the 2002 Annual Issues Symposium (AIS), May 9 and 10 in Orlando, Florida. Widely recognized as the premier conference for workers compensation industry professionals, NCCI's Annual Issues Symposium brings together the most highly res...Read More
 
 
NY Employer's Handbook Released 04/01/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 86 | 0
New York State Workers' Compensation Board Chairman Robert R. Snashall announced Friday that the Board has created and published a new handbook, which explains the Workers' Compensation requirements for employers in New York State. The booklet will be available in print as well as online on the Boar...Read More
 
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