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Bullying Is in the News, Is it in the Workplace? 11/15/2013
State: FL | Segment: | 503 | 0
The legislative process has begun in Florida, with members of the House and Senate filing bills that they hope will draw consideration next spring. Last year, a pair of bills were sponsored, each titled the "Safe Work Environment Act." The Senate and House versions were not identical, but each would...Read More
Breakout for Risk Managers: A WCEC Session Preview 06/27/2013
By: Workers Compensation Institute
State: NA | Segment: | 687 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Editor’s Note: The Workers' Compensation Institute's 68th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held Aug. 18-21 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. This article is part of a series ...Read More
Beveridge Curves 04/23/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 491 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Long-term unemployment is one of the curses of the workers' compensation system.Anyone deeply involved in the system has seen how long-term disability affects individuals and their families.Economic research now shows that long-term unemployment makes it less likely that ...Read More
Background on Proposed Rules Change on MMI Date 03/11/2013
State: TX | Segment: | 976 | 0
On Jan. 31, the Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that they are accepting public comment on a staff proposal to amend 28 Texas Administrative Code §130.1. The proposed amendment is intended to clarify the consequence of noncompliance of the ...Read More
Big Pharma and Big Influence: Get the Reps Out of Med Schools 02/22/2013
State: NA | Segment: | 476 | 0
Two recently published studies suggest that big pharma's influence is real and that it starts very early in a doctor's career.  Medical schools have long been fertile ground for drug companies and their representatives to establish cozy relationships with doctors in hopes of influencing...Read More
Big Macs, Booze and Bricks 06/04/2012
By: Charles D. Lawson
State: TN | Segment: | 546 | 0
Two Murfreesboro, Tenn. men, miffed at their incorrect order from a McDonald's drive-through, went back to the restaurant for a correction. They claim the manager was less than helpful, dropping the "F-bomb" on them, and telling them to take a hike.They did. Straight home to a pile o...Read More
Bill Eliminating Liberal Construction is Bad Policy 05/29/2012
State: LA | Segment: | 634 | 0
"Disputes concerning the facts in workers' compensation cases shall not be given a broad, liberal construction in favor of either employees or employers; the laws pertaining to workers' compensation shall be construed in accordance with the basic principles of statutory construction and not ...Read More
Benefits for Activities of Daily Life will Massacre the Golden Goose 05/18/2012
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 769 | 0 | Popular with Employer
As fast as we reported on the report from Illinois state Attorney General Lisa Madigan about issues facing the workers' compensation program for state workers, we saw another impossible-to-understand workers' compensation claim and ruling out of, you guessed it, the Menard Correctional Cente...Read More
Biology is Different in Ariz., when Driven by Politics 03/22/2012
State: AZ | Segment: | 528 | 0
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the Work Loss Data Institute (WLDI) have a constant public relations campaign going on convincing states that have not yet adopted medical treatment guidelines that it is more efficient and ethical to adopt national based st...Read More
Bill Puts More Power in Hands of Physicians who Dispense Drugs 02/29/2012
By: Michael Rabinowitz
State: FL | Segment: | 913 | 0
In a state with the second highest incidence of drug overdose deaths in the nation, I am surprised that this type of legislation is getting steam. I’ve written before about physicians prescribing drugs and dispensing themselves. Chapter 440 has specific language that forbids an emp...Read More
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