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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (6/23/2014)

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Federal Judge Appoints Co-Lead Counsel in AIG Workers Comp Policyholder Class Action Suit.

Legal Talk Network Discusses Impact of Federal Laws on Workers Comp.

U.S. Supreme Court Gives Public Workers First Amendment Shield Against Retaliatory Firing.

Texas Instruments Meets With Nuclear Workers to Discuss EEOICPA Claims.

AK: Medical Services Committee to Discuss HB 316 WC Fee Schedule.

AZ: AP Reports Civilian Teacher Attacked, Raped in Prison Files Workers Comp Claim.

CA: Kevin De Leon (D) Elected Senate President Pro Tem.

CA: Orange County Grand Jury Indicts 15 in Multi-million Dollar Workers Comp Fraud Scheme.

CA: DWC Amends OMFS Hospital Outpatient, Ambulatory Surgical Centers Sections.

CA: Ninth Circuit Rules Home Deliverers Misclassified as Independent Contractors.

CO: DWC Posts 2014 Maximum Benefit Rate.

CO: Employer Agrees to Pony Up $2M for Independent Contractor Misclassification.

HI: Youth Detention Workers Complain of Unsafe Working Conditions, Attacks.

KY: DWC Tells Lawmakers Legislation Needed to Address Unresolved Black Lung Issues.

MA: AP Reports House of Representatives Passes Domestic Workers Bill.

MT: LMAC Considers Proposal to Improve Vocational Rehabilitation for Injured Workers.

NH: Judge Refuses to Issue Summary Judgment Regarding Two Former LGC Subsidiaries.

NJ: LWC Posts New Adjournment and Ready Hold Form.

NY: Families Urge Legislature to Pass Bills to Prevent Prescription Drug Addiction.

NY: Lawmakers Reach Tentative Agreement on Medical Marijuana Pilot Program.

NY: Orange County D.A. Vows Fight Against Violation of Workers Comp, Labor Laws.

NC: General Assembly Confirms Governor’s Pick for Industrial Commission.

NC: IC Posts New and Revised Rules Effective 7-1-2014.

OH: Governor Signs HB 493 Workers Comp Omnibus Bill.

OH: Governor Pressured to Make BWC to Reimburse Businesses.

OH: Governor Signs Legislation Allowing Captive Insurance Companies in Ohio.

OR: WCD Publishes Final Rule Repealing Requirement to Use ICD-10.

OR: WCD Amends Benefit Rates Based on Oregon AWW for 2013.

OR: WCD Publishes Fatality Report for 2014 First Quarter.

OR: WCD Proposes Rule Changes to Implement SB 1558 re Self-Insured Employer Groups.

PA: Widow Denied Death Benefits Because Common Law Marriage Not Valid.

SC: WCC Approves New Net Present Value Tables Eff. 6-27-14.

TN: U.S Sixth Circuit Affirms Denial of Claim Adjuster’s Wrongful Termination Suit.

TX: Fluor Corp Sues BP Over Workers Comp Claims Related to 2010 Gulf Oil Spill.

TX: Glitches Reported in the DWC Workplace Safety Violations Hotline.

TX: DWC Posts Recent Enforcement Actions.

TX: DWC Posts Latest Discount Rate, Interest Rate.

TX: DWC Posts Informal Rule on Lifetime Income Benefits.

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