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Workplace Safety Penalties to Increase 84% 10/11/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 229 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 12 min read
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced that the maximum penalty for workplace safety violations will nearly double on Oct. 20 to account for inflation. ...Read More

Medata Opens Office in Henderson 10/11/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 445 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 238 min read
Medical cost-containment company Medata opened a new office in Henderson, Nevada, after running out of room to add new staff to its office in California. ...Read More

Grocery Store Worker Gets Benefits for Injuries From Off-the-Clock Fall 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a grocery store employee was entitled to benefits for injuries from a fall that occurred after she finished her shift and was walking across the store to pick up a meal before heading home. ...Read More

Court Revisits Labor Law Dispute, Revives Portions of Worker's Claim 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
A New York appellate court revisited a Labor Law dispute over a worker’s fall from a ladder and revived portions of his claims against a contractor that had been hired to install signage at a retail space. ...Read More

BWC Submits Hodgepodge of Rule Changes to Legislative Committee 10/11/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation said Wednesday that it has filed with a legislative review committee 12 proposed rule changes relating to classification rates, security fund contributions, retrospective rating and other matters. ...Read More

Ex-Employees Charge Retaliation Over Shooting Range Comp Claims 10/11/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 359 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 317 min read
Six employees of a Philadelphia shooting range have filed a lawsuit, alleging that they were fired after they filed workers' compensation claims over respiratory injuries. ...Read More

Providers Say Reimbursement Inadequate Under Proposed Pharmacy Rules 10/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 762 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
Service providers say changes to the pharmaceutical fee schedule that the Division of Workers’ Compensation proposed in September could significantly reduce reimbursement rates in California. ...Read More

Claimant Gets Year in Jail, Probation for Misrepresenting Injury 10/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 781 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 118 min read
An injured worker who pleaded no contest to one count of fraud for intentionally misrepresenting the extent of his injuries was ordered to serve one year in county jail. ...Read More

Daniel Guth Joins Alliant as VP in Newport Beach 10/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Daniel Guth has joined Alliant Insurance Services as a vice president in the brokerage firm’s Newport Beach office. ...Read More

NCCI: First-Responder Bills Dominated 2018 Sessions 10/10/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Out of hundreds of pieces of workers’ comp-related legislation considered this year, about one in eight bills pertained to first responders, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More
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