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WI: Gov. Signs Legislation to Protect Public Service Workers

Madison, WI (CompNewsNetwork) - Governor Jim Doyle today signed into law two bills that will protect firefighters, police officers and other public service workers and their families. The first bill, Senate Bill 520, requires that municipalities pay health insurance premiums for the families of firefighters...

CA: Assembly Passes Public Safety Cancer Presumption Bill

SACRAMENTO, CA - On June 2, 2010, the California Assembly passed Assembly Bill 2253, which would provide that the cancer presumption for public safety workers (firefighters, police, etc.) would be extended to such workers following termination of service for a period of 3 calender months, but not to...

CA: Governor Signs Bill on Public Employees Leaves of Absence

SACRAMENTO, CA - Governor Schwarzenegger has signed the following bill: AB 586 by Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) - Workers' compensation: employees of the City and County of San Francisco: leaves of absence. The Legislative Council's Digest reads: Existing workers' compensation...

NY: Gov. Signs 83 Bills Into Law

New York, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - Governor David A. Paterson signed 83 bills into law including legislation that will increase consumer protection by requiring the disclosure of rebates on purchases to consumers, and prohibit the manufacture and sale of products containing bisphenol A. The bills signed...

Union Battle Draws 70,000 Protestors

Why the workers' comp community should pay attention to the Wisconsin union standoff The Fight For / Against Unions "The End of Unions?" That's the headline grabber at The Globe and Mail , a Canadian news agency, which reminds us about the national (and Canadian) consequences...

Workers’ Compensation Centennial 1911-2011- California: Justice, Equality and a Decent Life

In 150 Years, San Francisco Bay Area Working Families Have Made Progress, But Still Fight for the Same Goals In the hundred and fifty year history of workers in the San Francisco Bay Area, the watershed event was one that happened 70 years ago – the San Francisco general strike. That year...

Workers’ Compensation Centennial 1911-2011- California: Justice, Equality and a Decent Life

In 150 Years, San Francisco Bay Area Working Families Have Made Progress, But Still Fight for the Same Goals In the hundred and fifty year history of workers in the San Francisco Bay Area, the watershed event was one that happened 70 years ago – the San Francisco general strike. That year...

Missouri: Appeals Court Remands Retaliation Claim by State Employees

State employees at the Missouri Department of Mental Health claimed they were harassed, intimidated, coerced and punished for pursuing worker's compensation cases and sought money and equitable relief. The circuit court found the plaintiffs could not pursue a discrimination claim under 287.780 because...

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (1/4/2014)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 78 No. 12 December 2013 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights...

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (5/4/2014)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 79 No. 4 April 2014 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights...

California: Top 25 Noteworthy Panel Decisions (July–December 2014)

LexisNexis has picked the top “noteworthy” panel decisions issued by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board during the period July through December 2014. You’ll find many helpful cases in this list, including a recent decision on reasonable attorney’s fees ,...

Termination Due to Fiscal Reasons as Insufficient Basis to Deny LC 4850 Benefits: Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (5/13/2015)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for May 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. City of Bell, PSI, administered by Adminsure, Petitioner...

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (8/6/2015)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 7 July 2015 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights...