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University Releases Study on Strip Club Workplace Conditions 04/24/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 747 | 0 | Popular with Legal
While a South Carolina stripper will collect workers’ comp benefits for a shooting injury, researchers at the University of Minnesota say erotic dancers in Minneapolis face the risk of more routine injuries and generally have no coverage. ...Read More

Uninsured Contractor Jailed, Restaurateur Convicted of Payroll Fraud 04/21/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1328 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced that an uninsured tree trimmer was sentenced to 40 days in jail, and a restaurant owner faces a 90-day sentence after admitting to underreporting payroll to receive lower workers’ compensation premiums. ...Read More

Uninsured Contractor Must Reimburse UEF for Benefits Paid to Subcontractor's Employee 04/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 1133 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a uninsured contractor was liable for reimbursing the Uninsured Employers' Fund for the benefits paid to an uninsured subcontractor’s injured employee. ...Read More

UR Exemption Bill Amended to Define Terrorism, Workplace Violence 04/10/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1150 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Amendments to a bill proposing to exempt from utilization review and independent medical review medical treatment for physical and psychological injuries resulting from terrorism and workplace violence would clarify the types of acts that trigger the exemption. ...Read More

Utility Co. Employee Failed to Prove Permanent Total Disability From Assault 04/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 719 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a utility company employee was not permanently and totally disabled by his injuries from an assault by a 300-pound woman. ...Read More

Undocumented Worker Fired for Using Alias Can Receive TTD Award 04/07/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: AR | Segment: Top | 1411 | 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 | 608 | 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 | 664 | 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 | 874 | 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 | 685 | 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
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