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Union Official Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Money Laundering 07/03/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1998 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Northern California union boss implicated in a case against an applicants’ attorney who paid kickbacks for referrals pleaded guilty to three felony counts including receiving an illegal payment as a union employee, honest services fraud, and conspiracy to commit structuring and mon...Read More

Uninsured Employer Fund to Start Paying Claims in 2020 06/23/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 941 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An uninsured employer fund created by Colorado lawmakers will be established July 1 but won’t start paying claims until the start of 2020, the Division of Workers’ Compensation said in a ...Read More
Updated Paper Copies of Bulletin No. 52 Now Available 06/12/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 683 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission has recently received a shipment of copies of Bulletin No. 52, which contains the entire Workers' Compensation Act and related rules and statutes, updated to Jan. 1, 2017. Bulletin No. 52 also includes illustrations of the most up-t...Read More

Under Settlement, Telemedicine Doc to Stop Treating Injured Workers 06/07/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 2687 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
A Florida doctor who recruited workers’ comp patients from public records and allegedly prescribed them compounded drugs during telemedicine visits will be barred from treating injured workers under a settlement agreement with the Florida Department of Financial Services. ...Read More

Uber and Lyft Notch Another Legislative Victory 06/07/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 880 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Though both companies have yet to turn a profit, Uber and Lyft have exerted tremendous influence on state laws around the U.S. ...Read More

Undocumented Injured Worker Released by ICE Amid Potential Employer Misconduct Probe 06/06/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 1812 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The attorney for an undocumented worker who was arrested by federal immigration officials...Read More

University Will Survey Injured Workers on Medical Care and Return-to-Work Issues 05/24/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 780 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Texas A&M University is conducting two surveys of Texas injured employees on behalf of the Department of Insurance’s Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group, and in support of the Biennial House Bill 7 Report and the Annual Network Report Card.  ...Read More

Untimeliness of Widow's Request for Review Didn't Deprive Court of Jurisdiction Over Claim 05/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1404 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that the 45-day deadline for filing judicial review claims is not a jurisdictional rule. Case: Chi...Read More

U.S. HealthWorks Rolls Out Telemedicine Services 05/17/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 997 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Occupational medicine provider U.S. HealthWorks has launched a telemedicine service that is available to injured workers around the clock, and on weekends and holidays. ...Read More

Union Member's Retaliation Claim Isn't Pre-empted by Federal Law 05/12/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 987 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division this week revived an injured worker’s discrimination and retaliation claims, finding his claims were not pre-empted by a federal collective bargaining law. ...Read More
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