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Apportionment Generally 02/18/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Mark Kahn[Ed. Note: This is the first in a lengthy series where Mark Kahn explains in detail the technical aspects of apportionment.] The employer is responsible only for that portion of an injured employee...Read More
 
 
Best Practices to Reduce Comp In Layoffs 02/18/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 209 | 0
In the past 2 articles of this series we examined the reasons why workers compensation claims increase in a downsizing and dishonest claim reporting. Now we'll take a look at some 'best practices' to minimize claims and their impact in a downsizing. The Workers' Compensation Task Force for ...Read More
 
 
The Four Stages Of A Physical Therapy Program 02/17/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 225 | 0
By Steven Danchik, MA, RPT The primary goal of physical therapy should always be the restoration of function. Purpose and direction are necessary for effective treatment. There are four general stages of an effective physical therapy program. This article will discuss the first two, an...Read More
 
 
Balance The Claims File - Part 2 02/14/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 175 | 0
You're sold on balancing the claim file, and understand that it doesn?t necessarily mean a test of your athletic abilities. The biggest problem is that you always seem to have difficulty with this task hec...Read More
 
 
Balance The Claims File - Part 2 02/14/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 220 | 0
You're sold on balancing the claim file, and understand that it doesn't necessarily mean a test of your athletic abilities. The biggest problem is that you always seem to have difficulty with this task heck, you can't even balance your check-book and get it right. What to do?Balancing the c...Read More
 
 
Discrimination Costs Big 02/13/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 160 | 0
Recently reported by AP is the story about a grocery store that must pay $90,000 as the result of an EEOC complaint brought by a teen-ager with HIV who was fired when the manager found out she has the virus.Korrin Krause, 16, worked one day in March, 2001 at Quality Foods IGA in Schofield, Wiscon...Read More
 
 
Discrimination Costs Big 02/13/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 144 | 0
Recently reported by AP is the story about a grocery store that must pay $90,000 as the result of an EEOC complaint brought by a teen-ager with HIV who was fired when the manager found out she has the virus.Korrin Krause, 16, worked one day in March, 2001 at Quality Foods IGA in Schofield, W...Read More
 
 
Attorneys Can Permit Paralegals to Appear at WCAB 02/11/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 187 | 0
Because the Labor Code provides that non-attorneys may represent injured workers before the WCAB, attorneys do violate any Rule of Professional Conduct in permitting a paralegal to appear at hearings so long as there is informed consent by the client. The State Bar of California...Read More
 
 
Placement Before Plans Inappropriate 02/07/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 159 | 0
Some VR counselors bill substantial amounts for placement activity before a plan is ever implemented. The practice results from failure to exercise case control or occasionally from a blatant attempt to maximize billing under the $4500 cap. It is sometimes appropriate to involve an injured wo...Read More
 
 
Dishonest Claim Reporting During a Downsizing 02/07/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 183 | 0
In our last article, we examined issues with employee psychology and external forces that can affect workplace safety when a company is downsizing. In short, remaining employees inherit new duties that they are unfamiliar with and sustain injuries because no one has shown them how to safely p...Read More
 
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