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Zachry: Top Cost Drivers in the Workers' Compensation System 03/20/2020
By: Bill Zachry
State: NA | Segment: Top | 555 | 0
Here's my list of the top cost drivers in the workers' compensation system (in my order of importance): ...Read More

Langham: Reminders on Prejudice 03/19/2020
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 251 | 0
The Florida 1st District Court recently granted rehearing and provided an explanation of its decision to affirm a judge of compensation claims in 2K South Beach Hotel LLC v. Mustelie...Read More

Paduda: COVID-19 and Workers' Comp 03/18/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 511 | 0
We are in the opening inning of the COVID-19 pandemic, so forecasting where this will end up is a fool’s game. ...Read More

Geaney: Court Permits Plaintiff to Proceed With Suit Over Medical Marijuana 03/17/2020
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 261 | 0
Justin Wild, a licensed funeral director, was diagnosed in 2015 with cancer and was prescribed marijuana under the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act. ...Read More

Johnson: Artificial Intelligence and Workers' Compensation Fraud 03/16/2020
By: Gregory Johnson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 375 | 0
Artificial intelligence is redefining work in nearly every industry thanks to the increase in accuracy, efficiency and cost-effectiveness that AI-based applications offer. ...Read More

Paduda: An Abundance of Caution 03/13/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 350 | 0
An abundance of caution. That, along with social distancing, is the phrase that will mark 2020. ...Read More

Duff: No Grand Bargain: A Counter-Perspective on 'Portable Benefits' 03/12/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 256 | 0
I was quoted the other day in Bloomberg News on the subject of “portable benefits” — benefits paid to “gig workers” in lieu of “real benefits” because, well, it’s better than nothing. ...Read More

Snyder: Mediator as a Filter 03/11/2020
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 371 | 0
There’s a lot of interest lately in filtering out bad stuff. Of course, we use filters all the time: air filters in the ceilings in our houses, filters to keep the coffee grounds out of our drinks, water filters to improve the stuff that comes from our faucets, filtered cigarettes. You get ...Read More

Paduda: Coronavirus Update 03/10/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 386 | 0
Workers' Compensation Research Institute's annual meeting in Boston was well attended. Timing is everything. Many other events have been canceled or postponed, especially those on the West Coast — not to mention Italy, Iran and Asia. ...Read More

Duff: Was Safety Advocate Pushed Out of Conference After Criticizing Amazon? 03/09/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 277 | 0
This story, authored by Eli Rosenberg, ran in Wednesday's Washington Post. ...Read More
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