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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 | 677 | 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 | 1423 | 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
Board Launches Online System to Appeal Cal-OSHA Citations 10/06/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 587 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board launched an online system allowing employers to appeal citations issued by Cal-OSHA. The OSHAB Appeals Scheduling and Information System, or OAS...Read More
Fraud Investigators' Group to Hold Conference in Palm Springs Oct. 25-27 10/06/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1055 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Southern California Fraud Investigators' Association will hold its conference at the Riviera Palm Springs Hotel Oct. 25-27 this year. Riverside District Attorney Michael Hestin opens the conference, delivering the first talk. Also scheduled to speak during the conference are emplo...Read More

Premium Cheat Gets 9 Months, Must Pay $5.4M Restitution 10/06/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 806 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
The owner of a Central California contracting company was sentenced to nine months in jail and ordered to pay $5.4 million in restitution for underreporting his payroll to avoid workers' compensation premiums, the state Department of Insurance said Wednesday. ...Read More

Business Challenges Drive Interest in Predictive Analytics 10/06/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 554 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
When FHM Insurance Co. decided to expand outside of Florida in 2008 and work with a wider variety of businesses, it wasn’t initially smooth sailing for the monoline workers’ compensation carrier. ...Read More

Out-of-State Employer Can't Assert Subrogation Lien on Worker's 3rd-Party Recovery 10/06/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MT | Segment: Top | 738 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A divided Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that an Oklahoma employer could not assert a subrogation lien against a worker's potential recovery from a third-party tortfeasor in Montana because he had not been "made whole" for his injuries. ...Read More
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