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Inspection Reveals Mold in Post Office, Yields $63,500 Fine 10/07/2016
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 575 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Federal safety inspectors linked mold in an Iowa post office's vestibule to a leak dripping onto an electrical panel. Inspectors fined the U.S. Postal...Read More

Divided Court Says Worker Was Entitled to Summary Judgment on Claim for Fall 10/07/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 485 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker who fell while unloading beams from the back of a flatbed truck was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law Section 240(1) claim. ...Read More
ICA Schedules Legislative Stakeholder Meeting 10/07/2016
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 502 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 112 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona is holding its annual legislative stakeholder meeting Nov. 3 in Phoenix. The purpose of the meeting is to provide people an opportunity to comment on issues regarding any aspect of the Industrial Commission, and to recommend possible legislation for th...Read More

Court Upholds BWC Payroll Re-Classification Causing 1,849% Jump in Employer's Premium 10/07/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 474 | 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 | 602 | 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 | 1422 | 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
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