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Undocumented Worker Fired for Using Alias Can Receive TTD Award 04/07/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: AR | Segment: Top | 1287 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeal this week ruled that an undocumented worker was entitled to temporary total disability benefits to compensate for the loss of wages, even though she couldn't legally be employed in the United States. ...Read More

Undocumented Worker's Use of False Name Did Not Void Right to Benefits 03/28/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 550 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 179 min read
An undocumented school custodian who applied for a job using a false name is nevertheless eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in an unpublished decision. ...Read More

Union Warns NFL Agents About Workers' Comp Proposal 03/06/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 627 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Angered by a proposed change to Illinois’ workers’ compensation law, the NFL Players Association advised players' agents to entertain offers from other teams rather than playing for the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Sun Times reports. ...Read More

Uninsured Employers' Fund Can't Revive Dismissed Claim for Reimbursement 02/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 808 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 77 min read
The New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled that the State Uninsured Employers' Fund could not revive its reimbursement claim against an uninsured employer more than seven years after dismissal for a failure to prosecute, but it said the fund could file a new claim even at this late juncture....Read More

Under Legislature-Approved Bill, Workers Fired for Positive Drug Test Cannot Contest Results 02/13/2017
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 622 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
Employees fired for testing positive for drug and alcohol use in Arkansas will no longer be allowed to contest the results before the state Department of Labor if the governor signs House Bill 1262, which the legislature approved last week. ...Read More

Upcoming Changes to MSA Re-Review Being Watched Closely 01/30/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 807 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
One of the biggest changes to look out for this year regarding Medicare set-aside arrangements is the expected update by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of its MSA re-review process, according to speakers at a webinar last week. ...Read More
Upstate Residents Eager to Drive for Uber 01/20/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 868 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Shortly after Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week proposed an expansion of ride-hailing services to upstate, tens of thousands of residents there told Uber they were interested in becoming paid drivers if the app becomes legal there. ...Read More
Used Car Parts Co. Fined $27K After Worker's Death For Unsafe Procedures 01/19/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 604 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A used car parts company might have prevented an employee's death if managers had trained workers to service rim wheels safely, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said this week. The agency issued John's Used Auto Parts of Bellingham, Massachusetts 12 violation...Read More

Uber, Others Can Expand Upstate Under Governor's Proposal 01/11/2017
State: NY | Segment: Top | 957 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Online driver services such as Uber and Lyft would be allowed to expand to upstate New York, but they would be required to levy a 2.5% surcharge on each customer to cover drivers for workers’ compensation, according to a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. ...Read More

USI Executive Will Chair Workers' Compensation Advisory Council 01/06/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 805 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Todd R. Johnson, senior vice president and property-casualty practice leader for USI Insurance Services in Massachusetts, has been named chairman of the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council. ...Read More
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