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Keefe: My Illinois Workers' Comp Arbitrator Wish List 09/13/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 391 | 0
The Illinois government is closing in on a financial turning point. The way things have been done in the past may not get our nutty state government to the future. I truly feel we have to start doing things better and more effectively if we are to have any hope or expectations at all. ...Read More
 
 

Young: AB 570 Heading to the Governor 09/12/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 555 | 0
Assembly Bill 570 is heading to the governor, where it faces a dubious future. ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Proposed New Code of Conduct for NJ Judges of Compensation 09/11/2017
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 417 | 0
The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development is proposing repeals, amendments and a new rule that would result in the adoption of a new code of conduct for judges of compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Big Changes Coming in Workers' Comp 09/08/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 850 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Here’s what I see coming. Quick take ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Florida Makes a Legislative ADA Change 09/07/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 490 | 0
The Florida Legislature revisited the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2017. ...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: WCAB: No Authority From WCJ to Issue Gag Order 09/06/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 453 | 0
Typically, when a person uses the words “gag” and “workers’ compensation,” it is to describe a certain amount of disapproval with our beloved system of administering benefits (and inflicting costs).  But, in a significantly rarer use of the term, the Wor...Read More
 
 

Zachry: Collateral Issues for Workers' Compensation 09/05/2017
By: William Zachry
State: NA | Segment: Top | 525 | 0
When employers are self-insured or retain risk associated with their workers’ compensation program, it is easy for collateral costs to spin out of control. It is essential that risk managers and claims examiners understand the collateral process in order to make appropriate, conscious and f...Read More
 
 

Young: Zalewski Gets Leadership Post 09/01/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 789 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Jerry Brown has now promoted Workers' Compensation Appeals Board Commissioner Katherine Zalewski to chair of the organization. ...Read More
 
 
Barklage: 10 Ways to Help Injured Employees Recover 08/31/2017
By: Andrew Barklage
State: NA | Segment: Top | 520 | 0
You can’t escape it. The message is everywhere. An enormous shift in claims management ideology is upon us. An advocacy-based approach to managing injured workers is taking hold. Why? Because it works. What is different about this approach? Rather than focusing solely on costs ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Picking Doctors 08/30/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 464 | 0
I ran into a lawyer recently at a Florida Worker's Compensation office. Our conversation turned to medical care within the Florida system. He described frustration, an issue of trust and a system where the employer's carrier selects virtually all of the physicians. ...Read More
 
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