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Gelman: Proposed New Code of Conduct for NJ Judges of Compensation 09/11/2017
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 601 | 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 | 1022 | 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 | 633 | 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 | 580 | 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 | 661 | 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 | 944 | 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 | 682 | 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 | 587 | 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

O'Gorman: PTSD Claim Fails Due to Treatment Delay 08/29/2017
By: Timothy O'Gorman
State: IL | Segment: Top | 608 | 0
In RPRD Dykman Inc. v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, the claimant was an over-the-road truck driver who witnessed a horrific accident en route to making a delivery. ...Read More

Paduda: There's No BIG Problem in WC Pharmacy — and That's Scary 08/28/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 613 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
In the 14 years I’ve been surveying work comp payers on their views on pharmacy, I’ve never seen so little consensus among respondents on emerging issues. ...Read More
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