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Langham: The Law of the Case 02/12/2020
By: David Langham
State: TX | Segment: Top | 460 | 0
Here's an interesting decision from Texas: Steele v. Murphy & Beane Inc. and Viacom. ...Read More

Duff: More Reaction to Regulatory Arbitrage 02/11/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 404 | 0
A recently offered Pennsylvania bill doubling down on the ABC employee-status test for app-based companies like Uber and Lyft has created in me the strong impression that one school of national opinion seems to be coalescing around a presumption that the gig economy writ large is not benign but a...Read More

Gelman: New OSHA Silica Standard Not Strong Enough 02/10/2020
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 969 | 0
Silica exposure was the catalyst that brought occupational diseases in the state workers’ compensation acts in the 1950s. In an effort to shield employers from civil liability, silicosis was incorporated as a compensable condition under the capped damage system of state workers’ compe...Read More

Paduda: The One Call Overhaul, Part 1 02/07/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 414 | 0
One Call’s new owners just announced the hiring of Tom Warsop as the company’s new CEO, replacing Rone Baldwin. ...Read More

Geaney: Medical Providers Win in Supreme Court on Statute of Limitations Issue 02/06/2020
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 473 | 0
In New Jersey, a medical provider dispute arising from a work injury can only be filed in the Division of Workers’ Compensation ever since 2012. ...Read More

Snyder: Quid Pro Quo 02/05/2020
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 396 | 0
We’ve heard a lot about quid pro quo lately. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing. ...Read More

Castillo: Compounding the QME Crisis 02/04/2020
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 567 | 0
The State Auditor's report exposing the Department of Industrial Relations' failure to adequately administer the qualified medical evaluator process continues to ripple throughout the workers' compensation community.  ...Read More

Truong: Is Your Worker Truly an Independent Contractor? 02/03/2020
By: Jennifer L. Truong
State: WA | Segment: Top | 292 | 0
Employers are often caught off-guard when a Washington Department of Labor and Industries’ workers’ compensation audit results in a daunting Order of Assessment demanding back payment of industrial insurance premiums, penalties and accruing interest due to the misclassification of cov...Read More

Zender: What Robots Mean for Workers' Comp 01/31/2020
By: Matt Zender
State: NA | Segment: Top | 535 | 0
History provides interesting insights into the debate around automation and employment. ...Read More

Gelman: Is Workers' Comp Ready for Coronavirus? 01/30/2020
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2372 | 0
It seems that every decade a new pandemic emerges on the world scene and complacency continues to exist in the workers’ compensation arena to meet the emerging challenges of infectious disease. ...Read More
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