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Moore: Medical Networks Key to Employee Health and Savings 02/23/2018
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 54 | 0
Workers' compensation medical networks have always provided a large return on investment.  Injured employees receive the best medical treatment, and the employer cuts its workers comp costs. ...Read More
 
 

Boddicker: Comp Reform Bills of Interest Introduced 02/22/2018
By: Daniel J. Boddicker
State: IL | Segment: Top | 134 | 0
House Bill 5240 is an effort from the workers' compensation gurus at the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce that amends the state Workers' Compensation Act to require a recipient of some pain management medications to sign a written agreement with the prescribing physician,...Read More
 
 

Langham: Comparing Funding Processes 02/21/2018
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 138 | 0
There are different ways to fund workers' compensation systems. This post compares North Carolina's model to Florida's. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Temps Who Don't File Comp Claim Can Sue Special Employers 02/20/2018
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: WI | Segment: Top | 193 | 0
It seems that in Wisconsin, the exclusive remedy rule, which prevents an employee from suing his employer in tort, isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Stone Point Buys Genex — Again 02/16/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 324 | 0
Case management/bill review/utilization review/independent medical exam company Genex has been re-purchased by Stone Point Capital. Stone Point sold the business to Apax in 2014. ...Read More
 
 

Young: Apportionment Based on Genetics 02/15/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 401 | 0
How significant will the concept of apportionment based on genetics become? ...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: Medical Exam Sufficient to Proceed to Trial 02/14/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 244 | 0
Awhile back, I asked questions (as I often do) about Labor Code section 4061(i): How does this work? Section 4061(i) provides, after all, that “no issue relating to a dispute over the existence or extent of permanent impairment and limitations resulting from the injur...Read More
 
 

Keefe: 7th Circuit Botches Traveling Employee Concept 02/13/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 274 | 0
A plaintiff worked for Etihad Airways, a publicly owned airline owned and operated by the government of the United Arab Emirates. ...Read More
 
 
When it Stinks 02/12/2018
State: NA | Segment: Top | 224 | 0
The workplace can be a challenge. There is work to be done, deadlines to meet, and challenges to face. And, there are coworkers. Sometimes they assist with the tasks and sometimes they can add to the challenges. Over the years, the subject of perfume and cologne has become the subject of sarcasm ...Read More
 
 
Narrowing The Scope of Oregon Traveling Employee Coverage 02/09/2018
By: Kelsey Fleharty
State: OR | Segment: Top | 249 | 0
The recent Oregon Court of Appeals’ decision in Beaudry v. SAIF[1] represents a welcome departure from the broad coverage given in past court decisions to traveling employees engaged in personal activities. In Beaudry, the court upheld the Board’s determination that cla...Read More
 
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