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Cuomo Quietly Appoints Six New Workers' Compensation Commissioners 06/27/2016
State: NY | Segment: Top | 2665 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made sweeping changes to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, appointing six newcomers and dumping four other commissioners. ...Read More

History, Fairness Drive Attorney Who Challenged Opt Out 06/27/2016
State: OK | Segment: Top | 679 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
As a University of Oklahoma journalism student in the 1960s, Bob Burke covered the state Capitol and started thinking about public policy. ...Read More

Railroad Wasn't Liable for Worker's West Nile Infection 06/27/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 2024 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A divided Texas Supreme Court ruled that a railway could not be held liable for failing to protect an employee from contracting West Nile virus from an infected mosquito. ...Read More

Worker May Sue in Tort by Showing Workplace Assault Rooted in Employment 06/27/2016
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 637 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 507 min read
A restaurant worker who was assaulted by a co-worker can pursue a tort claim against his employer if he can show that the cause of the attack was rooted in his employment, the Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, reversing a district court decision. ...Read More
Clinician Accused of Running $5.4 Million Kickback Scheme 06/27/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 780 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A doctor at an urgent care clinic in Pinellas County allegedly ran a kickback scheme that generated more than $5.4 million in proceeds, the U.S. Attorney...Read More
PEO Owner Charged With $6 Million in Tax Evasion 06/27/2016
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 1775 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The owner of a professional employer organization in Oklahoma City was charged with $6 million in tax evasion, the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Wes...Read More

Dollar General Cited for 56th Time by OSHA 06/27/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 2175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
In its 56th failed inspection nationwide, Dollar General received citations for one serious, one other-than-serious and three repeat safety violations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Wilkes-Barre area office for issues at a Shamokin store. ...Read More

App Brings 'Uber Model' to Restaurants, but With Benefits to Workers 06/27/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 881 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A new app would bring the so-called "Uber staffing" model to the restaurant industry, with one notable exception: It would consider workers employees, granting them benefits such as workers' compensation, the a...Read More
Former Letter Carrier Pleads Guilty to Fraud 06/27/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 2251 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
A former U.S. Postal Service letter carrier pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Boston to obtaining $50,000 worth of worker’s compensation benefits through fraud. U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler scheduled sentencing for Sept. 14 for Joseph Bouchar...Read More

Day Care Operators Convicted Over Lapsed Workers' Compensation Policies 06/27/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 542 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
Two Cleveland-area day care operators have been convicted of refusing to pay their workers’ compensation premiums, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation said Friday. ...Read More
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