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Owners of Food-Processing Plant Sentenced for Failing to Pay Wages 05/23/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Two owners of a Nassau County food-processing plant have been sentenced for failing to pay overtime and minimum wages, the New York Attorney General’s Office ...Read More

OSHA Proposes Rule to Ensure Crane Operators Are Qualified 05/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is accepting comments through June 20 on a proposed rule regarding crane operator certification requirements. ...Read More

Occ Med Specialist Jose Morales Joins Healthpointe 05/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Southern California-based health care company Healthpointe has added occupational medicine specialist Dr. Jose R. Morales to its clinic in Perris. ...Read More

Overlooked Last Year, WC Appeals Judges Could Soon Get $7,000 Raise 05/14/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MN | Segment: Top | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
After they were all but forgotten last year, Minnesota workers’ compensation appeals court judges could soon see a $7,000 pay raise, thanks to a bill that’s expected to pass the state House Tuesday. ...Read More

Owner of Security Company Accused of Payroll Fraud 05/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1517 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
The owner of a security company in San Jose was arrested on charges of underreporting payroll by more than $12 million in an attempt to reduce his workers’ compensation premiums, the California Department of Insurance announced. ...Read More

Orthopedic Surgery Without Opioids Is Possible, Researchers Say 05/04/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 920 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
Orthopedic surgeons in North Carolina have found that a non-opioid strategy was as effective as opioids in relieving pain in patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery, in what the researchers are calling a groundbreaking study. ...Read More

Owner of Pizza Shop Pleads No Contest to Fraud Charges 05/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 615 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 284 min read
The owner of a pizza shop in Northern California pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of workers’ compensation fraud for underreporting payroll, the ...Read More

OIR Approves 1.8% Rate Reduction Driven by Corporate Tax Cut 05/02/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 305 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 100 min read
Savings generated by the tax cut signed into law by President Donald Trump last December will reduce Florida workers’ compensation rates by 1.8%, effective June 1. ...Read More

One Call, Acelity Partner on Wound-Care Monitoring Program 05/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
One Call Care Management is partnering with wound-care company Acelity on a program to help ensure patients with hard-to-heal wounds comply with prescribed therapy. ...Read More

OSHA Clarifies Reporting Requirements for Employers in State Plan Areas 05/01/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that certain employers covered by OSHA-approved state plans must electronically report injury and illness data for calendar year 2017, even if th...Read More
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