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Governor Reportedly Appoints Labor Rep to Employer Seat on WCB 02/23/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 83 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker reportedly appointed a labor representative to fill a seat on the Workers’ Compensation Board that is reportedly required by law to be filled by a person representing employers, according to website ...Read More

Court Tosses Some of Worker's Labor Law Claims Over Ramp Mishap 02/23/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 60 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to summary judgment on all of his Labor Law claims based on injuries from an incident where a ramp slipped out from underneath a heavy cart he had been pulling. ...Read More

House Passes Bill to Extend Benefits to Fallen Officers' Families 02/23/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 61 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
The Alabama House has passed a bill that would extend benefits to dependents of firefighters or police officers who die in the line of duty to age 18. ...Read More

State Had Jurisdiction Over Resident's Comp Claim for Out-of-State Injury 02/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the state workers’ compensation system had jurisdiction over a resident’s claim based on an out-of-state accident while working for an out-of-state employer. ...Read More

BWC Marks More Progress in Reducing Opioid Dependence 02/23/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 56 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The number of injured workers who depend on opioids has declined 19% in Ohio’s workers’ compensation system, the sixth year in a row that the number has fallen since the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation adopted a formulary.  ...Read More

Injured Truck Driver Can't Proceed With Premises Liability Claim 02/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 65 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that an injured truck driver could not proceed with a premises liability claim against the owner of the property where he hurt his shoulder while making a delivery. ...Read More

Fraud-Fighting Bill Estimated to Cost $1.2M Annually 02/23/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 65 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A bill in the Iowa legislature that would give employers control of medical care and mandate a state workers’ compensation fraud enforcement unit would cost more than $1 million annually, with most of the money coming from penalty revenue and not general tax revenues, according to an analys...Read More

Lien Claimants Say Process to Challenge Stays May Violate Judge's Order 02/22/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 924 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
Representatives for California lien claimants say state regulators may be violating a federal judge’s order by requiring administrative law judges to report challenges to the automatic stay on liens so that attorneys have an opportunity to introduce evidence in the cases. ...Read More

Bill Proposes Permanent Extension to Deadline for Safety Worker Death Benefit Claims 02/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The incoming leader of the California Senate introduced a bill that would make permanent an extended deadline for dependents of police officers and firefighters to file claims for death benefits the Legislature approved in 2014. ...Read More

Legislation Moving Forward to Plug 'Hole in the Grand Bargain' 02/22/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: WI | Segment: Top | 181 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
A pair of bills that advocates say would fix “a hole in the grand bargain” in Wisconsin is speeding through the state legislature. ...Read More
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