Study Finds 26 Percent of Small Businesses Use Social Media for Workers' Comp Insurance Purposes

A new study shows that only 16 percent of small businesses leverage social media sites to promote themselves, but 26% of the respondents in the study said they are likely to use social media channels to find information on workers’ compensation insurance. Source: Insurance Networking News

What They Saw at the ABA TechShow 2010 - 40 of the Best Commentaries and Resources

The ABA TechShow 2010 was held at the Hilton Chicago on March 25-27. Hosted by the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section, the TechShow attracted an international audience of more than 1,500 legal professionals with three days of seminars, exhibits, and hands-on sessions. To view the...

Popular LinkedIn WC Forum Announces Name Change

St. Louis, MO (CompNewsNetwork) - The largest workers' compensation group on business networking site LinkedIn.com has announced it has a new name. The "Workers' Compensation Forum" will now be known as the WORK COMP ANALYSIS GROUP. According to Mark Walls, owner and moderator of the...

The International Scene: Sacked Through Facebook, Death by iPad, Facial Injuries, ER Violence

Here's a round up of interesting workplace news from around the world... - In what is believed to be the first termination notice through Facebook, a 16-year-old worker was informed by her boss at the cafe where she worked that she was being let go for losing a 10 pound note. See report in the...

Sex, Lies and Videotape: Injured worker's pornographic videos posted on the Internet show violation of his medical restrictions

Note: This is the first in a series on the use of the Internet and social media as evidence in workers’ compensation cases. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has said “You have one identity. The days of you having a different image for your work friends or co-workers and for the other...

LexisNexis 2011 Special Achievement Award for Workers’ Compensation

The LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Community is pleased to announce the recipient of its first Special Achievement Award. This year we would like to honor a social media phenomenon on LinkedIn - the Work Comp Analysis Group . In the fall of 2008, Mark Walls, an Assistant Vice President...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/10/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: ABA 2013 Workers’ Comp Midwinter Seminar & Conference to Be Held 3/14-3/16 . Federal Employees...

California Enacts Law Limiting Employers' Access to Employees' Social Media

California Enacts Law Limiting Employers' Access to Employees' Social Media: What Employers Need to Know to Avoid the Minefields, 2012 Emerging Issues 6788 . Whether you "like" it or not, social media is changing the legal landscape of employee privacy rights at a rapid pace. On September...

Psycho-Social Challenges of Managing Employee Illness: Presenteeism, Absenteeism, and "Monday Effect" Oh My

By John Stahl, Esq. The concept of “it’s complicated” extends beyond describing a romantic relationship; it also often applies to the relationship between an employee’s illness or injury and that person’s employment. One concern is lost productivity associated with ill...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (3/11/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: New Survey on WC Bill Review Shows More Than $2B in Unwarranted Medical Payments . NAIC Posts 2012...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (5/13/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Columnist Warns About Loss of State Regulated Workers’ Comp BWC Staffer Defends Ohio BWC Workers...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (5/20/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Rep. Reichert Files H.R. 1982 Medicare Secondary Payer Workers Comp Bill . AIA Supports H.R. 1982 Medicare...

Demand For More Timely Workers' Compensation Information Soars

More workers’ compensation professionals are turning to social media to stay abreast of the constantly changing and increasingly complex workers’ compensation market. In less than five years, the Work Comp Analysis Group (WCAG) on LinkedIn, founded and managed by Mark Walls, Marsh’s...

Predictive Analytics and Big Data in the Workplace and Beyond: The Science Behind the Crystal Ball

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. An awful lot of ink has been devoted lately to Predictive Analytics and Big Data—two...