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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (2/9/2015)







Expert Examines Whether Employee Classification Issues Hurt Uber Business Model.

Uber Employee Email Exchanges Shed Light on Firing Practices of Drivers.

Manufacturers Seek to Reduce Risks for Workplace Exposure to Chemical Flavorings.

CMS Releases NGHP User Guide Version 4.5 (Feb. 2, 2015).

NFL Concussion Lawsuit 2014 Settlement Could Fall Through.

NIOSH Provides Guidance on Ebola and Use of Personal Protective Equipment.

AK: Governor Reappoints Hemenway to Workers Comp Appeals Commission.

AK: Governor Appoints 1, Reappoints 7 to Workers’ Compensation Board.

CA: SCIF Files April 1 Rating Plan, Announces 9% Increase in Collectible Premium.

CA: 4th DCA Denies Writ of Review in Dubon En Banc Decision.

CA: CHSWC Releases 2014 Annual Report on CHSWC Systems.

CA: Defense Attorney Clifford D. Sweet, III Joins Pearlman, Borska & Wax, LLP.

GA: Lawmakers to Debate Two Bills for Firefighter Cancer Presumption.

HI: Judge Finds Injured Worker’s Suicide Attempt Linked to Work-Related Injury.

HI: Governor Nominates Hoshijo as DLIR Deputy Director.

IL: Governor Wants Lawmakers to Address Shortcomings of 2011 Workers Comp Reform.

IA: Governor Appoints Joe Cortese as Workers’ Compensation Commissioner.

KS: Some Lawmakers Open to Considering Firefighter Cancer Presumption Legislation.

MA: NPR Series Examines High Workplace Injury Rate for Nurses.

MI: Governor Appoints Phillip Hendges to Compensation Appellate Commission.

MO: AIA Supports Proposed Legislation for Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

MT: WCC Posts Revised Rules Eff. March 1, 2015.

NH: Doctors Speak Out at Hearing on HB 477 Fee Schedule.

NY: PERMA Details Internal Review of Operations Conducted by WCB.

NY: Business Council of NY Presses Governor for Workers Comp Changes.

NY: Task Force on Employee Misclassification Reports Over 133,000 Misclassified Workers.

NC: Governor Wants to Address High Costs of Workers Comp Within State Government.

NC: Governor’s Claim About High Rate of Workers’ Comp Fraud Questioned.

OK: Governor Speaks Out on “Re-imagined” “Re-worked” Workers Comp System.

OK: Ins. Dept. Licenses 37 Captive Insurers During 2014.

OK: Ins. Dept. Proposes Opt Out Rules.

OR: WCD Posts Final Rules for Medical Fee and Payment Rules.

OR: WCD Posts Final Rules for Medical Services.

OR: WCD Posts Final Rules for Claim Closure and Reconsideration.

OR: WCD Posts Final Rules for Disability Rating Standards.

OR: WCD Posts Final Rules for Employer-at-Injury Program.

OR: WCD Posts Final Rules for Preferred Worker Program.

OR: WCD Posts Final Rules for Vocational Assistance to Injured Workers.

OR: WCD Posts Revisions to Gainful Occupation for PTD Evaluations.

TX: TDI Posts NCCI Revised Manual Rule for PEOs.

TX: TDI Posts Amendments to NCCI Experience Rating Manual.

TX: DWC Adopts Revisions to Reporting Requirement Rules.

VA: Ex-Workers Comp Commissioner Representing McDonald’s Workers in Discrimination Suit.

WV: Expert Examines Legislature’s Proposal to Change Deliberate Intent Statute.

WY: House Approves Bill to Designate Special Ed Teachers as Hazardous Occupation.









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