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As Congress Watches, States Make Own Rules on Status of Workers in Gig Economy 02/24/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 698 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
By Joe McDonald, WorkCompCentral correspondent While the gig economy grows -- along with the questions of what constitutes a "job" in the 21st century -- don't look to Washington, D.C., for any quick moves in addressing whether the millions of on-demand workers...Read More
Arizona to Hold Occupational Safety and Health Summit 02/24/2016
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 551 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health will hold its 2016 Southern Arizona ADOSH Safety Summit on April 13 and 14. The two-day event will include a class on workplace violen...Read More

Analyst: Consider UR Exemptions for Some Treatments 02/22/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2086 | 0 | Popular with Legal
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Exempting certain low-cost medical procedures from utilization review in California would ease administrative burdens and speed care to injured workers, according to an analysis presented Friday to the state's labor-management advisory panel. ...Read More

Attorney Won't Be Disciplined for Criticizing IME 02/19/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 1842 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Michigan attorney says he won't be disciplined for his comments accusing an independent medical examiner of lying under oath to downplay the significance of his client's injuries from an automobile accident. ...Read More
Advisory Council Bill on Gov.'s Desk After Passing Legislature Unopposed 02/18/2016
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that will increase maximum benefits by $40 a week but also bar benefits for accidents caused by drug or alcohol intoxication has cleared both chambers of the Wisconsin Legislature and is awaiting a signature by Gov. Scott Walker. ...Read More
AIG Reports $1.3 Billion Loss in Q4 02/17/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 576 | 0 | Popular with Legal
American International Group Inc. has reported a net loss of $1.348 billion for the fourth quarter of 2015, while net income for full-year 2015 was $2.927 billion. For the prior-year quarter, net income was $1.371 billion. For full-year 2014, it was $6.63 billion. AIG’s...Read More

Auto Shop Worker Charged with Workers' Compensation Fraud 02/16/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 887 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An auto body and paint shop worker in Fontana has been arrested for allegedly filing a false workers’ compensation claim, according to the San Bernardino County Distri...Read More
Auditor Slaps WC Commission for Poor Timekeeping, Property Records 02/16/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 363 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission failed to maintain adequate records of the property owned and the hours worked by its employees, according to a ...Read More
Amtrust's Profits Slip as Premiums Climb 02/12/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1452 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Amtrust Financial Services, Inc. has reported a net income of $72.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, down 13% from $83.5 million in the same period of 2014. The sliding profit came as the company logged an increase in its net written premium to $1.06 billion in the fourth quarter of...Read More
Arch Capital Group Net Income Falls 75% in Q4 02/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1432 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Arch Capital Group Ltd. has reported net income of $53.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, a 74.6% drop from $209.7 million for the 2014 fourth quarter. Net income for the full year 2015 was $515 million, down 36.5% from $812 million for 2014. Gross premiums written were $1....Read More
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