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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (1/26/2015)







NCCI President & CEO Stephen J. Klingel Plans to Retire in 2016.

H.R. 436 Would Amend Longshore Act Definition of Recreational Vessels.

AK: DWC Updates Online Benefit Calculator.

AR: WCRI Releases New Predictors of Worker Outcomes.

CA: Postponement Likely for Calderon’s Public Corruption Trial.

CA: Federal Judge to Rule on Constitutionality of Marijuana Classification.

CA: Settlement Reached in Alleged DA Cover Up in WC Fraud Case.

CA: SCIF Outlines New Safety, Workers Comp Changes Eff. 2015.

CT: WCRI Releases New Predictors of Worker Outcomes.

FL: McCarty’s Reappointment as Insurance Commissioner Questionable.

FL: DWC Posts Panel Biennial Report, Annual Report on Reimbursement Disputes.

IL: General Assembly’s Top Priorities for 2015 Include Workers Comp Changes.

IL: Governor, Business, Labor Outline Workers Comp Agenda.

IN: HB 1487, SB 284 Would Legalize Medical Marijuana.

IA: WCRI Releases New Predictors of Worker Outcomes.

KS: Lawmakers Hold Hearings on Medical Marijuana.

KY: Lawmaker Seeks to Protect Medical Marijuana Users From Federal Prosecution.

MA: Health Care Services Board to Review Draft 3 of Opioid Protocol.

ME: High Court Affirms WC Benefits for Worker’s Death on Treadmill at Home.

MI: Governor Reappoints 8 to Workers Comp Board of Magistrates.

MN: Governor Names Four Finalists for Workers Compensation Court of Appeals.

MT: LMAC Considering Legislative Proposals to Address Workplace Injury Rates.

NE: WCC Posts Vocational Rehabilitation 7/25/2014 Meeting Results.

NE: Judge Julie Martin Sworn In to Serve on Workers Compensation Court.

NE: WCC Posts 2013 Occupational Injury and Illness Survey.

NM: Governor Seeks Reforms to Prevent Benefits for Intoxicated Injured Workers.

NM: Health Care Provider’s Certification of Medical Marijuana as Prescription.

NC: Dept. of Labor Reports Rate of Worker Deaths Doubled in 2014.

OH: Legalization of Marijuana Could Be Placed on November Ballot.

OH: BWC Proposes Double Digit Private Employer Rate Reduction.

SC: WCC Approves Applications to Self-Insure 12 Members of 5 Funds.

TN: GOP Lawmaker to Sponsor Workers Comp Opt Out Legislation.

TN: WCRI Releases New Predictors of Worker Outcomes.

TX: DWC Posts Guidance on Discovery Relating to Testifying Experts.

TX: DWC Publishes Adopted Rule for Electronic Access Cards.

TX: DWC Plans Educational Outreach Program for Injured Workers.

VA: Lawmakers Move Forward on Legality of Phone-Based Car Services.

WA: Lawsuit Moves Forward for Alleged Use of WC Refunds in Political Campaign.

WA: Study Examines Opioid Prescription Epidemic in Washington State.

WA: L&I Proposes Nonsubstantive Rule Changes for Classification and Reporting.

WV: HB 2011 Hearing Held Re Protecting Employers From Lawsuits by Injured Workers.

WI: US DOL, WI DWD Sign Agreement to Reduce Employee Misclassification.

WI: Major Workers Comp Reform Proposals Expected to Be Released Feb. 3.









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