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Expanding the Coming and Going Rule: One Officer's Struggle 11/02/2011
By: Bernie Agosto and Chelsie King Garza
State: TX | Segment: | 1250 | 0
Police officers never stop acting as those who protect and serve. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week they are expected to stop crime and enforce the oath they take upon graduating the academy. And yet, for one officer who was injured in the line of duty, a fine line as to what constitutes "o...Read More
Experience Modification Alert: NCCI Changing the Rules 10/04/2011
State: NA | Segment: | 804 | 0
It's been more than 20 years since the National Council on Compensation Insurance changed the rules relating to the calculation of the experience modification factor. Given that experience modification determines the cost of insurance for all but self-insured employers, these changes require ...Read More
Earnings Include Employer-Provided Living Quarters and Benefit 09/20/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 1103 | 0
The California 3rd District Court of Appeals has ordered published a recently issued decision on calculation of temporary disability benefits where the employee’s earnings include not only salary but also living quarters including utilities but where the living expenses are identified by the p...Read More
Effective Dates for the 2011 Amendments 07/07/2011
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 583 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Eugene KeefeKeefe Campbell & AssociatesIt may be important to put in an Outlook appointment into your system to keep track to the extent this will effect overall claims handling.The amendment to Section 1 requires an employee to bear the burden of showing, by a p...Read More
Employers Paying Closer Attention to Preventative Measures 05/18/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 512 | 0
By Zachary H. SacksSacks & ZolonzAs an employer, you want to do everything you can to prevent serious work injuries and provide employees with a safe working environment. By doing so, you can minimize costs and maintain productivity.In fact, the need to provide a sa...Read More
Employer that Paid Full Salary to Teacher Entitled to Credit 05/10/2011
By: Matthew Ignoffo
State: IL | Segment: | 563 | 0
By Matthew IgnoffoKeefe, Campbell & AssociatesThe Appellate Court reversed the Circuit Court and the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission on the issue of whether an employer was entitled to a credit for a Section 8(j)2 credit for salary paid to Petitioner in lieu of te...Read More
Employee Respiratory Problems and the Value of Spirometry Testing 05/09/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 436 | 0
By Zachary H. SacksSacks & ZolonzAs an employer, you want to maximize your production, keep your costs as low as possible and avoid the incurrence of legal fees or fines whenever possible. One way to do this is to implement policies/procedures that are specifically designed to ...Read More
Employer Fraud is Alive and Well 04/21/2011
By: Jon Gelman
State: NA | Segment: | 1033 | 0
By Jon GelmanPerception is reality until proven otherwise, and when it comes to fraud in the workers’ compensation system there is the perception that employee fraud is widespread and costs are up because of employee fraud. Could that perception be wrong? For example, are those ind...Read More
E/Cs can Seek Reimbursement of Costs of Depositions and IMEs 04/19/2011
By: Michael Rabinowitz
State: FL | Segment: | 672 | 0
By Michael RabinowitzBanker Lopez GasslerWhile the courts still have not found a way for an employer/carrier to collect an Order to Tax Costs, the litigation continues as to whether an E/C has a right to tax costs.  In the latest case, the 1st District Court of App...Read More
Ex Parte Communication Disqualifies Medical Examiner 04/18/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 1244 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
By Tamar Hawk and Seema SavurGrancell, Lebovitz, Stander, Reubens and ThomasA 100% disability stipulation was entered into for an industrial injury to Francisca Apparicio with open future medical care.The applicant’s husband filed a lien for home health care servi...Read More
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