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Sedgwick CEO David North to Keynote Workers' Comp Conference 05/29/2013
By: Workers Compensation Institute
State: NA | Segment: | 619 | 0
Editor’s Note: The 68th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held August 18-21 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Presented by the Workers’ Compensation Institute, the WCEC is the largest gathering of its kind in the nation and offers  discipline-s...Read More
Schwarzenegger's Workers' Comp 'Reform' Killed my Client 05/23/2013
By: Ernest A. Canning
State: CA | Segment: | 2489 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In a white paper issued in March, the California Federation of Labor called for reforms to "undo the damage" wrought by Senate Bill 899, a California GOP-sponsored workers' compensation "reform" bill that was touted by the Associated Press in April 2004 as “one of the biggest victories of ...Read More
Setting Aside a Form 60 04/22/2013
By: Julia S. Hooten
State: NC | Segment: | 798 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Dennis Ray Spivey was employed by Wright’s Roofing as a laborer for approximately three years. Wright’s Roofing contracted with AMS Staff Leasing, who provided workers’ compensation coverage for its employees whose employment had been reported to AMS. Spivey completed forms require...Read More
SB 626 (Beall) Tackles SB 863 (DeLeon) 04/18/2013
By: Dr. Robert L. Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: | 546 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Senate Bill 626 (Beall) is to be heard on April 24 by the California state Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee chaired by the Hon. Ted Lieu. We recommend support.SB 626 is prompted by the passage and implementation of SB 863 (deLeon) from last year. SB 863, woefully tilted to...Read More
Spinal Surgery Requests and the SB 863 Gap 03/19/2013
By: Timothy W. Rose
State: CA | Segment: | 656 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In an attempt to simplify the ever-confusing workers’ compensation world in the great state of California, our legislative branch drafted Senate Bill 863 in 2012. With the stroke of his pen, Gov. Brown enacted sweeping legislation, with effective and varying start dates for various provisions ...Read More
SB 626 Restores Equity and Balance to Workers' Comp 02/27/2013
By: Dr. Robert L. Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: | 707 | 0 | Popular with Legal
"How to Practice Medicine without a License" was the title of my op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle on Aug. 29, 2008. The inequities described in that piece have been operative ever since, but now legislation by Calif. state Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, Senate Bill 626, will try to restore balance...Read More
Smart Phone Recordings: Double Standard from the Petitioner's Bar? 01/17/2013
By: Shawn R. Biery
State: IL | Segment: | 761 | 0
We recently had an inquiry regarding a petitioner, at the request of his counsel apparently, surreptitiously recording the interaction and discussions during an independent medical examination. It is unclear to the writer if the M.D. didn’t put two and two together until after the exam as he d...Read More
Supreme Court to Consider 'Mailbox Rule' 01/07/2013
By: Kirk Jenkins
State: IL | Segment: | 1209 | 0
Our preview of the civil cases to be heard by the Illinois Supreme Court during the upcoming January term concludes with G...Read More
Supreme Court Reaffirms Arbitrator's Autonomy 12/28/2012
By: Joseph C. Nuzzo Jr.
State: NA | Segment: | 731 | 0
The U.S. Supreme Court recently reaffirmed a long-standing rule that an arbitrator must decide the validity of the terms contained in any employment contract or agreement containing a valid arbitration clause....Read More
Supreme Court Upholds Denial of TTC Benefits to Retired Employee 12/04/2012
By: Lisa G. Whittaker
State: OH | Segment: | 556 | 0
The Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision in State ex rel. Rouan v. Indus. Comm. in October making it clear that employees who retire, and thereby remove themselves from the workforce, for reasons unrelated to their workers' compensation claims are ineligible to receive Temporary Total Compensati...Read More
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