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Court Upholds BWC Payroll Re-Classification Causing 1,849% Jump in Employer's Premium 10/07/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 473 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 49 min read
An Ohio appellate Court upheld a reclassification decision by the Bureau of Workers' Compensation that raised an employer's premium by 1,849%. ...Read More
 
 
Contractors Board Accuses Three of Operating Without Comp 10/07/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 423 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Construction Contractors Board made recent visits to 72 job sites in the eastern part of the state and found three contractors who allegedly failed to carry mandatory workers’ compensation coverage. The board said it visited an additional 59 job sites during the five...Read More
 
 

Leaky Basement Inspection Yields $103,000 Fine for Discount Tire Shop 10/07/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 601 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 62 min read
A New Jersey tire shop employee filed a complaint with the federal workplace safety agency this spring alleging a water leak in the basement, leading to an inspection that yielded $103,331 in penalties. ...Read More
 
 

Son Ordered to Jail for Cashing Dead Father's Benefit Checks 10/07/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 421 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
A judge on Wednesday sentenced a man to 90 days in jail for cashing his dead father’s workers’ compensation checks and using his electronic welfare benefits card to run up purchases of $1,274 at various stores. ...Read More
 
 
It's Official: Average Rates Will Increase 14.5% 10/07/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 676 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has issued a final order that grants approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance for an overall combined statewide average rate increase of 14.5%....Read More
 
 

CWCI: Orange County, Inland Empire Claim Costs Higher Than Statewide Average 10/06/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1026 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
Orange County and the Inland Empire generate 19% of workers’ compensation claims but 21% of payments, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute reported in the second of a series of scorecards analyzing regional claim characteristics. ...Read More
 
 

CWCI Posts Summary of 2016 Comp Bills 10/06/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1420 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute posted a summary of bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this year that directly or indirectly impact the state’s comp system. ...Read More
 
 
Board Launches Online System to Appeal Cal-OSHA Citations 10/06/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 586 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board launched an online system allowing employers to appeal citations issued by Cal-OSHA. The OSHAB Appeals Scheduling and Information System, or OAS...Read More
 
 
Fraud Investigators' Group to Hold Conference in Palm Springs Oct. 25-27 10/06/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1053 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Southern California Fraud Investigators' Association will hold its conference at the Riviera Palm Springs Hotel Oct. 25-27 this year. Riverside District Attorney Michael Hestin opens the conference, delivering the first talk. Also scheduled to speak during the conference are emplo...Read More
 
 

Premium Cheat Gets 9 Months, Must Pay $5.4M Restitution 10/06/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 806 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
The owner of a Central California contracting company was sentenced to nine months in jail and ordered to pay $5.4 million in restitution for underreporting his payroll to avoid workers' compensation premiums, the state Department of Insurance said Wednesday. ...Read More
 
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