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Workers' Compensation News

Title VII Defenses Not Available in FEHA Cases 12/01/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 942 | 0
While the case discussed in this article does not deal directly with workers...Read More
Claims Training Solutions - Part 1 11/29/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 983 | 0
The workers...Read More
Claims Training Solutions - Part 1 11/29/2001
State: FL | Segment: | 938 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The workers' compensation insurance industry has a shortage of knowledgeable workers' compensation claims examiners. Contract examiner costs have escalated as demand exceeded the limited labor pool of contract examiners. Empty desks result in excessive caseload size, caseload re-distributions, an...Read More
Carriers Suffer From IT Talent Shortage 11/23/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 1003 | 0
Rating agency A.M. Best reports that there is a shortage of technology oriented insurance executives and that this is causing a problem for midsize and small carriers. While these companies would like to usher in new technologies to take them out of their legacy systems, finding senior-level executi...Read More
Exclusive Remedy Holds Stong in California 11/02/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 988 | 0
2 recent cases have issued from the California Supreme Court and the Second Appellate District emboldens the Exclusive Remedy doctrine relative to Labor Code sections 3600, 3601 and 3602. On 8/30/01 the California Supreme Court rendered its decision in Torres v. Parkhouse Tire Service holding ...Read More
Work Comp Insurance Prices Rising Nationally 10/10/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 993 | 0
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, 10/08/01, that the most significant increase in insurance premiums to be experienced by businesses in the near future will be workers...Read More
Predesignated Chiropractors & 4600 09/18/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 870 | 0
Can Predesignated Chiropractors Perform Initial Treatment?We all know that Labor Code ...Read More
Cal/OSHA Assistance for Contractors is FREE 09/17/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 921 | 0
A recent Cal/OSHA inspection of 28 residential construction sites in Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo Counties of California yielded a 100% citation rate for workplace safety violations with some violators receiving up to $16,000 in fines. With workers...Read More
Injured Workers - Back Injury Study Underway 08/12/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 935 | 0
If you have a recent, work-related back injury you may be eligible to participate in an innovative patient education project on the internet, coordinated by the Stanford Center on Patient Education and Research. More information can be found ...Read More
New Regulation 10124.1 08/12/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 954 | 0
Effective 6/29/01 is new Regulation section 10124.1. This new section concerns vocational feasability determinations made by Qualified Rehabilitation Representatives. The Rehabilitation Unit Administrative Guidelines were amended 8/16/01 to add section 08-30-03 in order to implement this new R...Read More
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