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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (2/2/2015)







H.R. 312 Would Provide Death Benefits for Families of Overseas Federal Contractors.

Tips on Dealing With Workers Comp Issues in Transportation Industry.

WSJ Investigates Whether On-Demand Workers Are Employees.

“Uberization” of Jobs as Sea Change in Working World.

Expert Explains Causes, Manifestation, Presumptions for Black Lung Disease.

AL: High Court Rules Custodian Permanently Disabled After Exposure to Chemicals.

CA: Federal Judge Holds Hearing, States Lyft Drivers May Be Employees.

CA: Federal Judge Holds Hearing, States Uber Drivers May Be Employees.

CA: Ins. Commissioner Approves New Insurance Option for UberX Drivers.

CA: DWC Posts RAND Study on Home Health Services Fee Schedule.

CA: DWC Posts 2014 Audit Unit Annual Report and Ranking Report.

CA: DWC Issues Third Revision to Copy Service Fee Schedule Rules.

CA: OSIP Launches New E-Filing Portal for Actuaries.

CA: Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Annual Work-Related Injury, Illness Summaries.

CA: 1st DCA Issues Order for Supplemental Briefs in IMR Constitutionality Case.

CA: CIGA Board of Governors Posts Agendas for Feb. 10-11 Meetings.

CA: Lawmaker Introduces Bill for Minimum Wage, Work Comp for NFL Cheerleaders.

CT: SB 593 Would Cover PTSD for Witnessing Violent Death, Maiming.

DE: Ins. Commissioner Announces Substantial Decrease in Workers Comp Rates.

FL: Aon Report Finds Low Amount of Health Care Payments Related to WC Claims.

FL: Uber Drivers Fined $44K for Lack of Liability Coverage, Permits, Etc.

HI: Ins. Commissioner Announces 15 New Captive Insurers Licensed in 2014.

ME: Labor Committee Asks Questions Re Calculation, Cap on Benefits.

MD: WCC Revises Three Subpoena Forms.

NM: Lawmaker to Introduce Bill to Deny Work Comp to Intoxicated Injured Workers.

NY: Governor Backs Ebola Bill of Rights for Health Care Workers.

NY: Governor Seeks to Eliminate 12 WCB “Nuisance Fees”.

NY: WCB Chair Announces Adoption of ICD-10 Timetable.

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

NY: WCB Posts Changes to Authorized Health Care Providers List.

NY: WCB Posts List of Newly Authorized Health Care Providers.

NC: IC Chairman Appoints 7 Deputy Commissioners.

NC: IC Adopts Physician, Hospital Fee Schedule Rate Changes.

ND: Bill Would Cover PTSD for First Responders.

OH: BWC Considers Changes in Investments in Real Estate.

OK: Nonprofit Group Seeks to Restore Workers Comp Rights for Injured Workers.

PA: Physician Charged With Running Pill Mills Out of His Medical Offices.

TX: Lawsuit Could Impact Use of Telemedicine in Texas.

TX: DWC Posts 2014 Enforcement Actions.

TX: Court Affirms Injured Worker’s $5.3M Liability Award Against Nonsubscriber.

TX: Dept. of Ins. Harmonizes Forms, Endorsements With NCCI Rating Manual.

WI: More Details Surface About Possible Drastic Workers Comp Reforms.









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