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Workers' Compensation News

 

Torrey: The Misclassification Debate Surrounding Platform-Based Gig Workers 11/27/2019
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 450 | 0
In "Gig-Dependence: Finding the Real Independent Contractors of Platform Work," Keith Cunningham-Parmeter argues that the traditional common law right of control test is inappropriate and unwo...Read More
 
 

Paduda: What's Up With Paradigm? 11/26/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 245 | 0
Paradigm is evolving rapidly, and none too soon. A data-driven firm known for taking risk on catastrophic claims, Paradigm has strengthened its behavioral health offerings and added case management, specialty and network services, all intended to make the company one...Read More
 
 

Varney: Material Cause Standard Applies in Combined Condition Claim 11/25/2019
Source: Karen S. Varney
State: OR | Segment: Top | 92 | 0
On remand from the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board recently found that although a combined condition had been accepted and a current combined condition denial, the material cause standard applied for determining compensability of a diagnostic MRI. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Historical OJCC Stats 2019 11/22/2019
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 211 | 0
The Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims produces an annual report each November. It is as comprehensive and inclusive as any I have seen in the world of workers' compensation. They are available on the website...Read More
 
 

Moore: Workers' Compensation Online Access 11/21/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 171 | 0
Having workers’ compensation online access creates $85,000 subrogation claims missed earlier by the insured. How did this occur?  ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: WC Rates Are Still Too High — and Will Continue to Drop 11/20/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 148 | 0
I’m going to convince you that despite years of continued decreases, work comp premiums are still too high. And will likely remain too high for the next few years. ...Read More
 
 

Torrey: New Labor History by Greenhouse is Tour de Force 11/19/2019
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 192 | 0
Journalist Steven Greenhouse’s new book is a tour de force history of the labor movement, particularly as it has unfolded since the New Deal. ...Read More
 
 

Geaney: Requirements of New Supplemental Benefits Law for Dependents of Public Safety Workers 11/18/2019
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 163 | 0
Effective June 17, 2019, N.J.S.A 34:15-95.6 became law in New Jersey. This law applies to dependents of public safety workers, who are defined as officers of a paid, partially paid or volunteer fire or police department, force, company or district, including the State Police or a first ...Read More
 
 

Lakshmikanthan: Automation Makes Time for Scalable Compassion 11/15/2019
By: Jayant Lakshmikanthan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 252 | 0
The modern workers’ compensation system was devised to provide a guarantee of care and medical treatment to injured workers from their employers. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Opioids and Work Comp Premiums 11/14/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 231 | 0
Two seemingly unrelated papers hit the inbox yesterday: the California Workers’ Compensation Institute's just-completed analysis of opioid usage in California, and the National Council on Compensation Insurance's report on 2019 workers’ comp financials. ...Read More
 
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