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Voc-Rehab, Return-to-Work Issues 04/08/2008
State: CA | Segment: | 534 | 0
By Allan LenoState Sen. Gilbert Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, has introduced SB 1189 which is intended to allow claims administrators to provide the Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits (SJDB) voucher to eligible injured workers within 74 days of the permanent and stationary date when employ...Read More
Voucher Does Not Provide Funds for 'Tools of the Trade' 09/08/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 1998 | 0
By Allan Leno The Bureau for Private Post-secondary Vocational Education ceased to exist as of midnight June 30, 2007. However, the statute (Labor Code Section 4658.5(a)) still requires schools to be certified by a state agency in order to be eligible for payment of tuition and fees via...Read More
Vocational School Approvals -- What Do We Do Now? 08/11/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 1244 | 0
By Allan Leno The Bureau for Private Post-secondary Vocational Education (BPPVE) ceased to exist as of midnight June 30, 2007; you may have noticed that the school certification portion of BPPVE's web site is no longer available. This leaves students, schools, and payers in a quandary -...Read More
Violence in the Workplace, part 3 04/21/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 480 | 0
Editor's note: This is the third part in a series of columns on workplace violence. By Jamie Charter According to a nationally recognized gang expert Patrick McCarthy, there are an estimated 25,000 gangs throughout the U.S. and gang activity is on the rise. Gang memb...Read More
Voluntary Abandonment, Termination and TTD Compensation 02/24/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 887 | 0
State ex rel. Gross v. Industrial Commission, 112 Ohio St.3d 65 A recent decision issued by the Ohio State Supreme Court has some employers and many claimants overreacting. The Court issued its decision on December 27, 2006, in State ex rel. Gross v. Industrial Commission. By w...Read More
VR/RTW Issues 12/30/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 635 | 0
By Allan Leno Effective 10/21/06, insurers, third party administrators, and self insured/self administered employers must offer regular work via DWC AD Form 10003 Notice of Offer of Regular Work to injured employees who have been released to full duty before taking the 15% credit against ...Read More
VRMA & TD Held to be Different Benefits by Appellate Court 09/23/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 635 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
By Jake Jacobsmeyer The Court of Appeal in the 4th Appellate District ordered publication of a previously issued decision involving calculation of maintenance allowance benefits payable pursuant to Labor Code Section 139.5. In its decision the court raised several significant distinction...Read More
Violence in the Workplace, part 2 07/01/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 289 | 0
By Jamie Charter, M.S., CPDM This article will continue to discuss the subject of workplace violence. In part 1, we discussed the different forms in which workplace violence can manifest. Workplace violence can range from threatening or offensive language and, in the most extre...Read More
VR and SDI 07/01/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 396 | 0
When you are receiving SSDI benefits, you are subject to the "80% rule"...this means that you are only entitled to an "income" of 80% of your average wages when you stopped working...this "income" is calculated from ALL sources. Whether it is from PD, VR, interest/dividends, all sources. Even if a f...Read More
Violence in the Workplace, part 1 06/17/2006
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By Jamie Charter, M.S., CPDM The intent of this article series is to put a spotlight on the vital issue of violence in the workplace. A story recently unfolded in Santa Cruz, California that is very close, both in geographical proximity to my business, as well as on a personal level. ...Read More
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