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2011 Alphabet Soup: MSA, CMS, WCMSA, MSPRC, COBC, C&R, RRE, ORM, TPOC, EIEIO - The Latest in Medicare, Social Security and Your Large C&R in California

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. Yes, so, the last one is a joke – Old MacDonald had a farm… We have recently traveled all over the country talking about and listening to the effect CMS has had on all of the stakeholders in the entire workers’ compensation community and not just in California...

Federal Workers’ Compensation: Senate Committee Reviews Legislative Proposals

By Karen Yotis, Esq. On July 26, 2011, the United States Senate Com mittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, held a hearing entitled “Examining the Federal Workers’ Compensation...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/15/2012) – Injured Worker Used Wife’s Social Security Number To Hide Out-Of-State Jobs

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Kansas: Senior Citizen’s Comp Benefits Not Subject to Offset by Federal Social Security Benefits

Kansas, like most other states, requires that an employee's workers’ compensation award be set-off by any retirement benefits he or she receives from a retirement benefits program, including benefits received under the federal Social Security Act, less any amount the employee contributed to...

The “Uberization” of Jobs: Employee or Independent Contractor?

To not apply the possibly antiquated rules set forth in Borello to the new “share” economy could mean that thousands of new workers in California go without necessary protections The Uber business model could be a sea change in how many of us work and how we think about our jobs—think...