Workers Compensation. Legal news and articles for April 23 - 25, 2017

Beverly Hills Couple Guilty Of Workers Comp FraudThe iPTCA Files Unfair Competition Suit Against Unlicensed Workers' Comp Network Brokers, One Call Medical and ...John Hanna – One of Workers' Compensation's Good PeopleHow construction cons steal workers' comp premiums: It's a shell gameLittler Mendelson Tapped for Workers Comp LobbyingWhat happens when a state lets employers opt out of paying ...Everest Joins California Workers' Comp Rating Bureau Governing CommitteeNew York Passes $153B Budget Including Workers' Comp ReformsMO high court considers grisly experiences in Worker's Compensation caseFive Things You Need to Know: 4/24, Monday EditionDoes Iowa's New Workers' Comp Law Give Shoulder Injuries The Cold Shoulder?Eva Del Rio: Know the rules before inquiring about workers' comp claimsWould the Person Who Stole My Identity Kindly Return It?Westmoreland County commissioners reject review of $1.6M workers' compensation contractAnother Voice: Workers' comp reform is a win for state's employers

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20th TN Workers' Compensation Education Conference in Murfreesboro
WgnsradioApril 4, 2017

Registration is now open for the 20th Tennessee Workers' Compensation Education Conference. The 2017 event will take place June 13 through 15 at the Embassy Suites Nashville Southeast Hotel in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This year's conference will ...more »

Report: Workers' Comp Claims, Costs Continue Downward Trend in Minnesota
Insurance JournalApril 6, 2017

The number of paid workers' compensation claims fell 53 percent relative to the number of full-time-equivalent (FTE) employees from 1997 to 2015, according to the Department of Labor and Industry's 2015 Minnesota Workers' Compensation System Report.more »

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Beverly Hills Couple Guilty Of Workers Comp Fraud
LA Canyon NewsApril 25, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS—Tanya Moreland King, 37, and Christopher King, 38, both of Beverly Hills conducted a workers compensation scheme that benefitted the couple and their co-conspirators. According to complaints that were filed on April 3, the scheme ...more »

The iPTCA Files Unfair Competition Suit Against Unlicensed Workers' Comp Network Brokers, One Call Medical and ...
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)April 25, 2017

Dr. Paul Gaspar, DPT, President of iPTCA summarized the Complaint “The Complaint details numerous allegedly unlawful activities by the defendants, particularly a referral scheme where defendants demand that physical therapists accede to significant ...more »

John Hanna – One of Workers' Compensation's Good People
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)April 25, 2017

There are few people in this industry I respect and admire as much as John Hanna. John is the Pharmacy Director at Ohio's Bureau of Workers' Compensation, where he and Medical Director Steve Woods MD have done wonderful work on any number of ...more »

How construction cons steal workers' comp premiums: It's a shell game
PropertyCasualty360April 25, 2017

Fewer employees, lower payroll and safe jobs reduced workers' compensation premiums. Dishonest construction firms each can illegally shave hundreds of thousands of dollars in premiums a year. They also can save up to 30 percent or more on contractor ...more »

Littler Mendelson Tapped for Workers Comp Lobbying
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessApril 24, 2017

A business coalition has hired Littler Mendelson to lobby on workers' compensation programs, in what appears to be the controversial state-level advocacy group's first foray into national politics. The Association for Responsible Alternatives to ...more »

What happens when a state lets employers opt out of paying ...
VICE NewsApril 24, 2017

Every state in the U.S. requires companies to provide workers' compensation to employees injured on the job — every state except Texas, that is.more »

Everest Joins California Workers' Comp Rating Bureau Governing Committee
Insurance JournalApril 24, 2017

The WCIRB membership is comprised of companies licensed to transact workers' comp insurance in California. The Governing Committee is represented by 12 members: seven private insurers; the State Compensation Insurance Fund; and four public ...more »

New York Passes $153B Budget Including Workers' Comp Reforms
Insurance JournalApril 24, 2017

While the 2007 workers' compensation reforms capped the number of years an injured employee could be eligible for permanent benefits, injured workers are currently eligible to receive temporary benefits over several years, the New York State Senate ...more »

MO high court considers grisly experiences in Worker's Compensation case
Missourinet.comApril 24, 2017

Initially, the Administrative Law Judge denied Mantia's claim for Workers' Compensation, but a three person panel within the state Labor Department reversed the decision. It awarded her two-thirds of her salary for 200 weeks for her disability. The ...more »

Five Things You Need to Know: 4/24, Monday Edition
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)April 24, 2017

1) NY Safety Board Member Talks Workers' Memorial Day and Protection Campaign With recognition that Workers' Memorial Day is on Wednesday, Ithaca-based Midstate Council on Occupational Safety & Heath (MCOSH) board member Tony Del Plato ...more »

Does Iowa's New Workers' Comp Law Give Shoulder Injuries The Cold Shoulder?
Iowa Public RadioApril 24, 2017

A new law limits the amount of compensation an Iowa worker can receive for a shoulder injury. Critics say the change makes workers disposable, but proponents point out that the law also provides tuition so injured employees can retrain for new careers.more »

Eva Del Rio: Know the rules before inquiring about workers' comp claims
Gainesville SunApril 23, 2017

The EEOC says “An employer may ask questions about an applicant's prior workers' compensation claims or occupational injuries after it has made a conditional offer of employment, but before employment has begun, as long as it asks the same questions of ...more »

Would the Person Who Stole My Identity Kindly Return It?
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)April 23, 2017

On the surface this discussion may not seem to be about workers' compensation. But I assure you, it is. While the topic is identity theft; specifically, the recent theft of my identity, it is an opportunity to look at how our industry may be helping ...more »

Westmoreland County commissioners reject review of $1.6M workers' compensation contract
Tribune-ReviewApril 23, 2017

Westmoreland County commissioners rejected a request from Controller Jeff Balzer for an independent review of a contract they approved with an outside insurance firm to handle workers' compensation claims. Balzer criticized the one-year, $1.6 million ...more »

Another Voice: Workers' comp reform is a win for state's employers
Buffalo NewsApril 23, 2017

When the Business Council released its 2017 Back to Business agenda in January, we made passing meaningful workers' compensation reform our No. 1 priority. Now, with the enactment of the 2017-18 New York State budget, we are happy to say we got it ...more »

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