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Gas Equipment Manufacturer, Labor Broker Receive $120,000 in OSHA Fines 07/12/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 594 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
An oil and gas equipment manufacturer, and its labor broker, received about $120,000 in combined OSHA fines after failing to label hazardous chemicals or properly dispose of contaminated material, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Austin area office announced. ...Read More

No Waiver of 30-Day Reporting Deadline for Worker Who Changed His Mind 07/12/2016
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 1007 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A worker who failed to report that he had injured his back at work because a union representative told him that filing a claim might delay medical treatment — but changed his mind after talking to a lawyer — missed the 30-day deadline set by state law to pursue a workers'...Read More

Court Reverses Summary Judgment for Homeowner on Labor Law Claim 07/12/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 458 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A New York appellate court overturned a grant of summary judgment on a worker's Labor Law claim in favor of a property owner, finding a triable issue as to whether the owner was using his residential property as his home or for commercial purposes. ...Read More

DWC Adopts Rules to Maintain Surcharge Rates 07/12/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 481 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation adopted rules maintaining premium surcharge rates at the same level as was charged in the previous fiscal year. ...Read More

Award to Widow Must Be Based on Worker's AWW at Time of Injury 07/12/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an award of benefits for a worker's death from complications of surgery related to an industrial injury 12 years earlier had to be calculated using the worker's average weekly wage at the time of his injury. ...Read More

Employer Can Designate New Doctor Once Worker's Authorized Provider Retires 07/12/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 569 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Tennessee's Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that the retirement of a worker's authorized treating physician triggered the process for the designation of a new treating doctor. ...Read More
AASCIF Conference Set for Salt Lake City 07/12/2016
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 804 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds is holding its annual meeting July 23-27 in Salt Lake City. The conference will include educational sessions in several areas such as audit, claims, communications, underwriting and national issues. In the area of...Read More

Worker Can't Avoid Arbitration Under Non-Subscribing Employer's Benefit Plan 07/12/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 494 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a nurse failed to submit sufficient evidence to create a controversy as to whether he had effectively revoked his consent to arbitrate his claim for an on-the-job injury against his non-subscribing employer. ...Read More
HR, Staffing Company Lyons Acquires PEO Aabakus Inc. 07/12/2016
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 435 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Human resources and staffing company Lyons HR has acquired the Nashville, Tennessee-based professional employer organization Aabakus Inc., Lyons announced Mond...Read More
Comp Advisory Committee Meeting Set for Aug. 10 07/12/2016
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 535 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Idaho’s Advisory Committee on Workers’ Compensation will review electronic data reporting updates and the status of the Special Indemnity Fund during an Aug. 10 meeting in Boise. The Industrial Commission in May proposed rules to implement the Electronic Data Interchange Relea...Read More
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