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Wolken: Zombie Liens, Round Two 04/13/2018
Source: James Wolken
State: CA | Segment: Top | 397 | 0
We all remember the notion of "zombie liens" from a few years ago, which the Legislature tried to combat by enacting regulations to allow dismissal of liens for failure to prosecute a lien (8 CCR § 10582.5), and enacting legislation requiring payment of the controversial lien activ...Read More
 
 

Nevarez: The Effect of Cannabis on Workplace Accidents 04/12/2018
Source: Dan Naverez
State: CA | Segment: Top | 538 | 1
One of the hottest topics is the legalization of marijuana for adult (recreational) use. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: 919,400 People Aren't Working Because of Opioid Use 04/11/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 381 | 0
My best guess is about a quarter of those are work comp patients. ...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: Hospital Worker Convicted of Fraud 04/10/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 354 | 0
Your humble blogger has been frustrated to the point of shaking his head disapprovingly and judging silently by the relationship between workers’ compensation fraud and actual conviction and restitution.  Being in the trenches, it is an unfortunate everyday occurrence that some...Read More
 
 

Langham: The Gig Economy Post Redux 04/09/2018
Source: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 201 | 0
This blog recently focused on the "gig economy" in The Gig Economy: Can it Be Socialized? That post focuses in part on a New York innovation, a fund for drivers engaged i...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: What Happens When Mistakes Are Signed Into Law? 04/05/2018
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 415 | 0
Physicians who accept injured workers as patients know that adverse utilization review (UR) decisions can devastate well-planned diagnostic and therapeutic programs. Some major facilities won't tolerate this risk and refuse to accept injured workers. ...Read More
 
 

Duff: Handyman Special or New Flavor of Opt Out? 04/06/2018
By: Michael C. Duff
State: TN | Segment: Top | 308 | 0
Tennessee recently passed a law that will undoubtedly make it significantly easier for companies to classify their workers as independent contractors rather than employees, thereby lowering their operating costs and creating a class of individuals with fewer legal protections when suffering on-th...Read More
 
 

Kass: Suing Premium Schemers Earns Paycheck 04/04/2018
By: Dennis B. Kass
State: NA | Segment: Top | 403 | 2
A workers' compensation insurer’s audit reveals that the 10-person clerical business the insurer thought it covered actually is a 100-person window-washing firm, specializing in high-rise buildings. That can be dangerous work, high up on the scaffolding. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: IME Background Letters in U.S. Work Comp Claims 04/03/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 182 | 0
I have been in workers' compensation defense litigation almost four decades. One unusual trend that has developed in the last five years or so is the concept of IME providers that set up independent medical exams and take away such concerns from adjusters, nurse case managers and WC...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Beryllium Exposure Standard Enforcement Delayed Until May 03/30/2018
Source: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 402 | 0
The Trump administration has yet again delayed the implementation of a stricter standard for occupational exposure to beryllium. The new date for enforcement is May 11, 2018. ...Read More
 
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