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Response to 'Ghost Town' Perception 05/31/2013
State: FL | Segment: | 240 | 0
On April 27, 2013, a blog was posted on The Legal Examiner. A link to that article is at the end of this post. The author is an attorney. He makes some interesting observations about the St. Petersburg district office of the Office of Judges of Compensation Claims, asserting that “the place is...Read More
 
 
Removal of 'Reasonable' Creates a Ghost Town in Work Comp Court 05/06/2013
By: Scott Marshall
State: FL | Segment: | 325 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When I first began practicing law in the mid-1990s, I was one of many young attorneys, aged 28-35, who had embarked upon a career in workers’ compensation law. In those days, the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims was a very busy place. The St. Petersburg District Office had two judge...Read More
 
 
Ruling Supports Random Drug/Alcohol Testing by Employers 03/14/2013
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: | 338 | 0
In EEOC v. United States Steel Corp. (USDC W.D. Pa., Feb. 20, 2012), the facts involved a U.S. Steel facility in Pennsylvania which established a random d...Read More
 
 
Retired Jocks Dig for Gold in the California Hills 02/28/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 271 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
We have long noted how the generous benefit structure in California encourages professional athletes to file claims long after their careers are over. These athletes need not play for teams based in California: just playing a few games in the state over the course of their careers opens the door for...Read More
 
 
Reform and Regulations a Double-Edged Sword to Fight Fraud 12/17/2012
By: Calif. Professional Association of Specialty Contractors
State: CA | Segment: | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The passage of Senate Bill 863 (de Leon) overhauling California's workers' compensation system is seen by contractors throughout the state as the sharp edge of a double-edged sword to reduce fraud and take a slice out of the construction underground economy. After years of working with state...Read More
 
 
Reefer Madness 11/15/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 288 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Last week a majority of Colorado and Washington voters voted to loosen restrictions on marijuana production and use. Currently it is unknown what the federal response will be towards these state efforts. In the last few years in California, pot dispensaries have largely been untouched by federal reg...Read More
 
 
Retaliation and the Workers' Comp Act: What Is Protected? 11/06/2012
By: John Holmquist
State: MI | Segment: | 489 | 0
Michigan's Workers' Disability Compensation Act protects workers from a retaliatory discharge for filing a claim or exercising a right afforded by the statute. Courts have interpreted the act as not prohibiting a discharge under this provision where the employer fires an employee for an anti...Read More
 
 
Reformists' Secrecy and Departmental Lobbying 08/20/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 274 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Confirming that it is a political entity rather than an unbiased state agency, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) formally announced support of the proposed reform a deal that the department had a strong hand in brokering.In its press release, DIR states, &l...Read More
 
 
Report on Violence and Aggression against Maine's Caregivers 08/16/2012
By: Julie Ferguson
State: ME | Segment: | 650 | 0
When it comes to on-the-job assaults, health care workers are on the front lines. Earlier this year, the National Council on Compensation Insurance issued a report on Violence in the Workplace, which showed that homicides and assaults are trending down. Good news, overall, but let's take a close...Read More
 
 
Ramp Up your Accident/Incident Reporting Protocols 07/11/2012
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 246 | 0
We truly feel this is one of the most important things U.S. risk managers/claims handlers have to get on board with. Some risk managers look at the 45-day rule in the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and think that concept sets some sort of personnel rule for your organization in reporting a...Read More
 
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