A new bill was introduced last week by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia). The bill calls for a tax on opioids to the tune of 1 cent per milligram. This tax will fall primarily to the payer community.
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Say the name "ProPublica" in a work comp meeting these days and watch what happens. It's like a pinata at a little kid's birthday party: Everyone takes a swing, only a precious few actually connect (but when they do connect, we all get candy, or something like that).
In response to the NLRB’s pronouncement of joint employer status between two distinct business entities in Browning-Ferris Industries, a handful of state legislatures, including Texas, have passed legislation to protect the franchise industry from exposure to lawsuits for franchisees&r...Read More
Imagine getting the chance to hear the president speak in person. Now imagine he comes to your home town to offer some thoughts on a given topic. Finally, imagine the topic of his remarks is the very center of your professional life and something you eat, sleep and breathe every da...Read More
Dr. Mitchell Katz of the Los Angeles County Health Department wrote an editorial that was published in last week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA has made this set...Read More
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I had the opportunity last night to attend the retirement dinner of Judge Laura Roesch in Panama City, Florida. Judge Roche was appointed to the bench in May 2001, and is retiring just short of 15 years of service.
In a great line from A Knights Tale, Prince Edward tells the hero: "y...Read More
The Governor’s veto, while not unexpected, is frustrating and defies good public policy. His veto message stated:
To the Members of the California State Assembly: I am returning Assembly Bill 1542 without my signature. This bill requires the Division of Worker's Compensation...Read More
If you suffered a traumatic head or spinal cord injury at work, you would need to be evaluated by a neuropsychologist, not a psychologist. But as of Sept. 1, the chance of getting that evaluation became almost impossible in California. That’s because the state Division of Workers&...Read More