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4 Work Sites Without Fall Protection Net Contractor $292K Fine 10/05/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 455 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 105 min read
After inspections revealed no fall protection at any of a New Jersey contractor's four Lehigh Valley work sites, the federal workplace safety agency fined it just shy of $292,000. ...Read More

MEMIC Announces $20 Million Dividend 10/05/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 514 | 0 | Popular with Other | 76 min read
Workers’ compensation insurance company The MEMIC Group will issue a dividend of $20 million to about 18,000 Maine policyholders next month.  ...Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Gets Second Petition Challenging Adequacy of NFL Concussion Settlement 10/05/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 569 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The United States Supreme Court last week received a second petition for certirorari challenging the adequacy of the National Football League's massive class-action settlement with former players for failing to warn them about the long-term health risks of brain injuries they sustained o...Read More

Agency Releases New Compensation Rates, COLA Reimbursements, Attorney Fee Schedule 10/05/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 547 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents has released new COLA payment and reimbursement schedules, maximum and minimum weekly compensation rates and a new attorneys’ fee schedule, effective this past Saturday. ...Read More

Voluntary Base and Assigned Risk Rates Drop for Second Straight Year 10/05/2016
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 591 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kansas Insurance Department has approved an 8.4% decrease in the voluntary base rate, and a 7.8% decrease for assigned risk rates, effective Jan. 1. The department attributed the decrease in the voluntary market to fewer claims, and lower medical and indemnity costs. Over the ...Read More

BWC Makes Minor Changes to Confidentiality Rules 10/05/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 659 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has revised its confidentiality rules with changes that will go into effect Oct. 13. The BW...Read More

Governor Vetoes Apportionment, QME and 4850 Benefit Bills 10/04/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2376 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed bills that would have required the Division of Workers’ Compensation to re-establish the qualified medical evaluator designation for neuropsychologists and prohibited gender-based apportionment determinations. ...Read More

TriNet CFO Bill Porter to Retire 10/04/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 938 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Bill Porter, vice president and chief financial officer of TriNet Group Inc., plans to retire, the San Leandro-based company announced on Monday. ...Read More

SCIF Reaches Settlement With Drobots 10/04/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1777 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
State Compensation Insurance Fund on Monday informed the U.S. District Court for Central California that it has reached a settlement with Michael D. Drobot and his son, ...Read More
Law Firm Announces Name Change 10/04/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1631 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The California law firm of Grancell, Stander, Reubens, Thomas and Kinsey announced that it will be changing its name to Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey, effective Nov. 1. Along with the rebranding, the firm also announced that shareholder R. Jeffrey Stander will become “of counsel&rdq...Read More
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