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The Hartford Hires John Wilcox for New Position of Strategy & Ventures Officer 09/12/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 810 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
Connecticut-based property and casualty insurer The Hartford has hired John Wilcox as its chief strategy and ventures officer. Today is his first day. ...Read More

OSHA Seeks Comments From Shipyard Workers 09/12/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 352 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The federal workplace safety agency might update its shipyard safety standards, and it wants to hear from workers. The Occupational Safety and ...Read More

Foundry Has 'Written Unfortunate Legacy' of Amputations 09/12/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 622 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 54 min read
Four workers lost limbs at General Aluminum Manufacturing between 2013 and 2015, and a fifth has joined their ranks.  The Ohio steel foundry &qu...Read More

Steel Plant Agrees to Abate Hazards After Worker Suffocates 09/12/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 405 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
On the first day of spring in Canton — an unseasonably cold March day — a man went to perform the monthly fire extinguisher check at the steel plant where he worked.  ...Read More
Alliant Acquires Spokane-Based Brokerage 09/12/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 472 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
Alliant Insurance Services has acquired insurance brokerage Farmin, Rothrock & Parrott in Spokane, the company announced on Thursday. The acquisition is Alliant’s fifth in the Northwest since 2014 as the company continues to grow its Alliant Americas middle-market division. Term...Read More

NLRB Says University Graduate Assistants Are Employees 09/12/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 424 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Private colleges and universities across the country are preparing for increased workers’ compensation premiums after the National Labor Relations Board ruled last month that graduate students who are paid teaching or research assistants should be regarded as employees. ...Read More

Podiatrists Can Retroactively Bill for Ankle Surgeries 09/12/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 635 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has amended its medical fee schedule to retroactively allow board-authorized podiatrists to bill for ankle surgeries. ...Read More

Proposed Fee Schedule Would Raise Physician Reimbursements by 3% 09/12/2016
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 521 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The Kansas Division of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing Nov. 18 to consider the adoption of amendments to the medical fee schedule. ...Read More

New Experience Rating Formula a Concern for Some Observers 09/09/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1292 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
California’s new experience rating formula that’s scheduled to be rolled out for 2017 policies could blindside smaller employers who experience frequent claims, while also eliminating or reducing the incentive to try to keep claim costs in check, according to some critics. ...Read More

Court Orders 385,000 Uber Drivers Into Arbitration 09/09/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A federal appellate court ordered about 385,000 Uber drivers suing the company over how it conducts background checks to resolve their dispute through arbitration in a ruling that influences proceedings in other cases accusing the ride-hailing firm of misclassifying workers as contractors, a...Read More
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