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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (10/13/2014)

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National WC Premium Rate Rankings Announced; Calif. Most Expensive State.

Regulators List Top 5 Workers’ Comp Issues to Watch.

OSHA Launches National Dialogue on Hazardous Chemical Exposures in Workplace.

OSHA Posts Resources, Control/Prevention of EBOLA Virus in Workplace.

Pressure Builds for Feds to Reschedule Marijuana.

Number of Latinos Dying Still High Despite Overall Decrease in Workplace Fatalities.

US S Ct Declines to Review Seaman Status Case (Dize v. Assoc. of MD Pilots).

CDC Examines Alcohol Involvement in Opioid, Benzodiazepine Drug Abuse.

NSC Reports OTC Pain Meds More Effective Than Prescribed Painkillers.

Walmart Ends Health Insurance Benefits for Part-Time Workers.

Walmart’s Announcement Continues Declining Trend of Health Insurance for Part-Timers.

AL: US DOL Signs Agreement With AL Labor Dept. to Reduce Employee Misclassification.

AK: State’s Premium Rate Ranking Drops Significantly for First Time Since 2002.

CA: Employer Petitions SCOTUS in Controversial Undocumented Worker Case.

CA: WCIRB Testifies Re Pure Premium Rate Filing.

CA: Recap of 2014 Noteworthy Insurance Legislation Signed Into Law.

CA: Cal Chamber Offers Free White Paper 2014 Midyear Employment Law Update.

CA: CWCI Study Examines Potential Impact of a Drug Formulary in California Workers’ Comp.

CO: Workplace Fatality Rate Goes Down in 2013.

FL: Prosecution Deferred for Undocumented Workers in Oakes Farm Raid.

HI: Dow Chemical Sprayed on GMO Fields Causes Illness.

ID: IC Posts Proposed Rules for 2015 Legislative Session.

IN: WCB Posts New Maximum/Minimum Benefit Rates.

IN: WCB Issues Guidelines for Nurse Case Managers.

IA: Governor’s Affidavit Claims He and Aides Unaware That Commissioner Gay.

MI: HB 5842 Would Revocate a Health Profession License for Specified Fraudulent Acts.

MN: Employers Gear Up for 2015 Legislative Session.

ND: State Continues to Have Lowest Premium Rate Ranking in Country.

OH: Appellate Court Rules Injured Temporary Worker’s Negligence Suit Can Move Forward.

OK: NCCI Explains 7.8 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

OR: DCBS Posts 2013 Fatal Occupational Injuries Report.

OR: State’s Premium Rate Ranking Continues to Be Among Lowest in Country.

TX: DWC Proposes New Rule for Initiation of Lifetime Income Benefits; Notice of Denial.

TX: DWC Posts Proposed Form Changes for Notice, Denial of Lifetime Income Benefits.

TX: DWC Posts Informal Draft of NCCI Manual Rules re PEOs.

TX: Investigation Says DWC Not Complying With Maintaining Racial Data in Claim Process.

TX: ExxonMobil Files Negligence Suit Against Insurers for 2013 Refinery Fire.

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