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Workers' Compensation News


Duff: Will Arbitrators Decide the Scope of the Gig Economy? 05/23/2018
Source: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 218 | 0
My colleague and co-editor of this blog, Judge David B. Torrey, pointed out to me recently that several of the gig “worker” contracts contain mandatory binding arbitration provisions. Preliminary to the question of whether a worker is an employee is the question of who makes that...Read More

Luna: It's About Time Feds Focus on States' Success in War on Opioids 05/22/2018
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 555 | 0
The House of Representatives has held numerous information-gathering meetings in D.C. The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, hosted a recent event on May 8. ...Read More

Grinberg: Exoskeletons: The Bane of CTs 05/21/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: NA | Segment: Top | 133 | 0
I previously wrote a bit about exoskeletons, those robots you practically wear on the outside of your body that help take the load off for heavy or repetitive tasks. ...Read More

Walls: Workers' Comp in the Year 2030 05/18/2018
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 319 | 0
At the recent WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference, Dr. Richard Victor, former CEO of the Workers Compensation Research Institute and current senior fellow with the Sedgwick Institute, discussed his views of workers’ compensation in the future. ...Read More

Nasser: Genetics and Apportionment 05/17/2018
Source: Sana Nasser
State: CA | Segment: Top | 315 | 0
In April 2017, the California 3rd District Court of Appeals issued a favorable ruling regarding apportionment for genetic factors. ...Read More

Young: WCIRB's Report on Obamacare and Workers' Comp 05/16/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 263 | 0
Has the Affordable Care Act had an impact on California workers’ comp? ...Read More

Luna: Beyond Pennsylvania Politics 05/15/2018
By: Carlos Luna
State: PA | Segment: Top | 486 | 0
Pennsylvania, ranked second in average MEA per claim with opioids, according to Workers Compensation Research Institute’s Interstate Variations in Use of Opioids, Fourth&n...Read More

Smith: Do You Belong to the Coalition FOR Insurance Fraud? 05/14/2018
Source: Matthew J. Smith
State: NA | Segment: Top | 124 | 0
The headline is hardly a typo, nor does it refer to the honest organization called the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. ...Read More

Langham: Injury and Sufficiency Debates 05/11/2018
Source: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 230 | 0
A recent news story reminded me of heart attack cases in Florida. I recall trying to explain Florida heart attack law to many ...Read More

Keefe: More Goofy Legislation in Workers' Comp 05/10/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 347 | 0
Last month, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill that would again supposedly set up a tiny government insurer for the residual market. ...Read More
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