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Chechelnik: Importance of a Timely Objection 10/18/2018
Source: Alex Chechelnik
State: CA | Segment: Top | 79 | 0
One of the most litigated issues at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board is the right to request a replacement panel when a physician is unable to schedule within the 60-day time frame. ...Read More

Cotter: The Continuing Saga of Vocational Evidence 09/20/2018
By: Jim Cotter
State: CA | Segment: Top | 264 | 0
Judges have thus far been somewhat split on whether vocational evidence is even admissible in injuries that occurred after Jan. 1, 2013, given the changes in the law reflected in Labor Code 4660.1. ...Read More

Cotter: To Parcel or Not to Parcel 08/30/2018
By: Jim Cotter
State: CA | Segment: Top | 278 | 0
Imagine going to a restaurant with your friends and not knowing until the end of the meal what portion of the check you’re going to have to cover or even how the check will be itemized. ...Read More

Czepiel and Enke: Top OSHA Trends Facing Employers 06/28/2018
By: Amanda Czepiel and Don Enke
State: NA | Segment: Top | 650 | 0
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is in something of a holding pattern while it awaits a new administrator. Nevertheless, now is not the time for employers to let their guards down. ...Read More

Crowley: Workers' Compensation Remains Traumatically Injured 09/20/2017
By: Rory Crowley
State: CA | Segment: Top | 961 | 0
Editor’s note: This column was originally published by the Chico Enterprise-Record in its bi-weekly North State Voices column. ...Read More
Circuit Court Judge Issues Order Determining Workers' Comp Act to be Unconstitutional 05/10/2017
By: Mike Fish
State: AL | Segment: Top | 1721 | 0
Perhaps you have already heard as news travels fast but on Monday a Jefferson County Circuit Court judge issued an order declaring the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act to ...Read More

Christmas: S.C. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Injured Worker 03/17/2017
By: Gary Christmas
State: SC | Segment: Top | 1213 | 0
The South Carolina Supreme Court recently ruled that a retail employee was entitled to a permanent and total disability (PTD) award despite being able to return to work at his old position. ...Read More

CAAA Misrepresents AB 206 and its Impact on Homeowners 02/06/2017
By: James Britt
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2193 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 293 min read
San Diego Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher proposes Assembly Bill 206 as an end to the “day laborer exemption” in the labor code. This is apparently s...Read More

Chahal: Utilization Review and Timeliness 05/06/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 692 | 0
SB 863 attempted to improve the delivery of medical benefits to applicants by mandating the use of evidence-based medicine via utilization review (UR) and independent medical review (IMR). ...Read More

Clingman: Insurance Con 05/03/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 454 | 0
This week Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak once again has joined other elected officials and others in the continued assault on Oklahoma’s working families. ...Read More
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