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Workers' Compensation News


Legislative 'Wrap-Up' on Advisory Committee Agenda 08/10/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Mexico’s workers’ compensation advisory board will review 2017 legislation and preview the 2018 legislative session during a meeting scheduled for Aug. 24 in Albuquerque. ...Read More

Labor Commission Opens Registration for Annual Conference 08/09/2017
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Utah Labor Commission opened registration for its 2017 Workers’ Compensation Education Conference in Salt Lake City. The full-day ev...Read More

Lawmakers Charge Commission With Cracking Down on Employee Misclassification 08/07/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 397 | 0 | Popular with Legal
North Carolina lawmakers have passed legislation to curb employee misclassification, three years after journalists digging into the issue determined the practice cost the state $467 million in state and federal tax revenues annually in the construction industry alone. ...Read More

Law Firm to Host Webinar on OSHA Drug-Testing Rule's Implications 08/07/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland law firm Franklin & Prokopik will hold a webinar on a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule's implications for on-the-job drug and alcohol testing on Aug. 24. ...Read More

Long-Term Opioid Use Dropping in Many States, but La. and S.C. See Increase 08/04/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1080 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Long-term opioid use by injured workers fell from 2012 to 2015 in 20 of 26 states examined, but a few states, including Louisiana and South Carolina, saw long-term opioid use increase, according to a report released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute on Thursday. ...Read More

L&I Launching Acupuncture Pilot 08/04/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 551 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries will start processing applications for an acupuncture pilot project Tuesday. The depart...Read More

L&I to Hold Hearing Aug. 22 on Vocational Rehab Rule 08/03/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 418 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries will hold a public hearing Aug. 22 on a rule that would clarify when workers can access funds to complete a self-directed vocational retraining plan.  ...Read More

Legislation Allowing Disability Pensions for Workplace Illnesses Becomes Law 07/28/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 555 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Legislation allowing Rhode Island police officers and firefighters to take accidental disability retirement because of an occupational illness will go into law without Gov. Gina Raimondo’s signature. ...Read More

Lawmaker Criticizes Report that Compliments Workers' Compensation System 07/28/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 697 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Safety Council ranks Illinois as the nation’s second-safest state and lauds its generous workers’ compensation benefits, prompting one lawmaker to criticize the report and to call Illinois a “nanny state.” ...Read More

Latino Caucus Applauds CAAA for Representing Undocumented Workers 07/27/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 924 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association said it was commended by the Latino Legislative Caucus for representing undocumented workers. ...Read More
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