National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/11/2014)

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Temp Labor Market Expected to Grow 7% in 2015.

New DOL Rule on Black Lung Now in Effect as of August 1.

Sixth Circuit Awards Miner Black Lung Benefits Despite 38-Year Smoking Habit.

NCGIF Announces Two Workers’ Comp Insurer Insolvencies for 2014.

AZ: ICA Posts Information on Physicians/Pharmaceutical Fee Schedule Eff. Oct. 1.

CA: High Court Says Injured Home Health Care Worker Must Seek Workers’ Comp.

CA: WCAB Issues Notice re Sept. 17 Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Rules.

CA: DWC Announces Improvement to IMR Submission Process.

CA: WCIRB Reports on State of the Workers Comp System.

CA: WCIRB Expected to Raise Rates Between 4 to 5 Percent.

CA: WCIRB Governing Committee to Meet August 13.

CT: Domestic Worker Rights Advocate Pushes CT to Enact Laws.

CT: New Legislation Impacting Workplace Summarized.

FL: Attorneys Question Constitutionality of Workers Comp Law re Undocumented Workers.

ID: Firefighters Continue Fight for Cancer Presumption Law.

ID: WC Advisory Committee to Discuss Medical Fee Disputes, Firefighter Legislation.

IL: Lawmakers, Business Praise 5.5 Percent Rate Decrease.

IL: Domestic Worker Rights Advocate Pushes IL to Enact Laws.

IN: WCB Posts Agreement to Compensation SF 1043 Form.

IA: WC Commissioner Godfrey Accepts Federal Position, Won’t Drop Lawsuit.

MA: Domestic Worker Rights Advocate Does Q&A of Massachusetts New Law.

MI: Governor Reappoints Three to Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission.

NE: High Court Rules Employer Liable for Dental Hygienist’s Repetitive Trauma Injury.

NJ: LWD Posts Update on Revised Adjournment and Ready Hold Form.

NY: Family of Bus Mechanic Dead From Lung Cancer Wins Maximum Benefit Award.

NY: Wegmans Food Market Goes to Federal Court Over Alleged WC Payments for Teamsters.

NY: WCB Posts Revised Board Forms in Support of Amendment of IME Regulations.

NY: WCB Posts New Reimbursement Rates for Acute Inpatient Hospital Care.

NC: New Fraud Alerting Tool Catches Five Employers Without Coverage.

NC: IC Posts Reminder That FROI (Form 19) Must Be Submitted by EDI.

OK: WCC Plagued by Staff Dissension, Unapproved Raises.

OK: WCC Discussed Budget, Organization During Closed Sessions.

OR: Ex-SAIF CEO Claims Plot by Predecessor to Have Him Fired.

OR: WCD Posts 2013 Fatality Tables.

RI: Annual Budget Sets Up Task Force on Employee Misclassification.

SD: DLR to Hold Hearing Aug. 26 on Whether Bonuses Are “Earnings”.

TX: Lt. Gov. Seeks Changes to Structure of Texas Mutual Ins. Co.

TX: Opinion: Workers Comp System Flaws the Same From Nearly 10 Years Ago.

TX: DWC Posts Informal Working Draft of Rules re Independent Review Organizations.

TX: DWC Sends Letter to CMS re Medicare Coverage Determinations When Prior WC Claim Exists.

VA: SCC Sets Hearing on Workers Comp Premium Level Adjustments.

WA: L&I to Adjust Rule Due to HB 2430 Allowing Athletic Trainers to Treat Injured Workers.

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