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Lyft Driver Sues, Alleging Double Collection of Work Comp Fee 10/23/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 304 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York City Lyft driver has sued the ride-share company in state court, accusing it of illegally charging both passengers and drivers a 2.5% fee per ride in order to pay into a workers' compensation fund. ...Read More

L&I: Unregistered Contractor Behind on Premium Payments 10/23/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 375 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said a contractor charged with felony theft for collecting payments for projects he never started owed $6,500 in workers’ compensation premiums and another $12,000 for unregistered contracting. ...Read More

Lawmakers Making Another Pass at PTSD Benefits for 1st Responders 10/18/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 326 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida lawmakers are again pursuing legislation that would make first responders eligible for benefits if they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, despite a general exclusion in state law for mental injuries that are not accompanied by a physical ailment. ...Read More

Lawmaker Praises Portable-Benefits Model for Gig Workers 10/16/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In an opinion piece published Friday on Fortune magazine’s website, a Washington state senator praised plans to create a portable-benefits model for gig-economy workers and said she plans to introduce ...Read More

Last Round of Briefs Filed Ahead of Hearing on Lien Stay Injunction 10/12/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1543 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The final round of briefs filed ahead of next week’s hearing on a constitutional challenge to the automatic stay on liens filed by providers charged with fraud focuses heavily on whether California lawmakers cured the alleged due process violations this year. ...Read More

Lawmaker: Wait on Concrete Data Before Reforming Attorney Fees 10/11/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 432 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Democratic lawmaker says it would be “speculative” and premature to consider legislation to cap claimants’ attorney fees during the 2018 session because concrete data that proves or disproves rising costs will not become available for at least another year. ...Read More

LeClairRyan Adds Pizzo & Haman Lawyers to Roster 10/11/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Corporate law firm LeClairRyan has acquired the smaller firm Pizzo & Haman, which represents insurance carriers and third-party administrators in workers' compensation matters, LeClairRyan announced Tuesday.  ...Read More

L&I Issues Policy Statement on Volunteer Workers, Subcontractors 10/10/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 473 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries issued a policy statement, noting changes to coverage rules for volunteers and declaring provisions to determine the status of some subcont...Read More
L&I Says Claimant Operated Bar While Collecting Comp and Social Security Benefits 10/09/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 358 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Washington man will be arraigned today on charges that he operated a bar while collecting both workers’ compensation and Social Security benefits, the Department of Labor & Industries said Friday. Dennis J. Bennett, 63, of Veradale, is charged with two counts of felony first-d...Read More

Lawmakers Ask Cuomo to Rebuild Scaffold Law 10/06/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1030 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Seven Democratic lawmakers have asked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to tear down the state's Scaffold Law. The statute has existed since 1885, ...Read More
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