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FL: Hearing on DWC Notice of Election to Be Exempt
Posted on 24 Sep 2009 by

Tallahassee, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - A Hearing on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Division of Workers' Compensation Rule 69L-6.012, Notice of Election to be Exempt, Florida Administrative Code, will be held, if requested within 21 days of... Read More

Calif. Division of Workers’ Compensation Implements Paper Cleanup Plan for District Offices
Posted on 3 Jun 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OAKLAND, CA - The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has implemented a multi-phase plan to help its district offices across the state process paper forms into the Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS). This plan, which... Read More

NY: WCB Vacates $168,000 Judgment Against Former Small Business Owner for Not Offering Mandatory Insurance
Posted on 3 Nov 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SYRACUSE, NY - The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has vacated a $168,000 fine against Bill Davis, whose body shop closed down in 1995, for not offering mandatory insurance. Source: WYSR Read More

CA: DWC Posts Revised Draft Physician Fee Schedule
Posted on 24 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OAKLAND , CA - The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has modified its draft physician fee schedule and has posted an online forum for members of the public to review and comment on the revised draft. The forum can be found at http://www.dir... Read More

CMS Posts New Information for MMSEA Section 111 Reporting
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted new information on the Reporting Do's and Don'ts site for MMSEA Section 111 reporting, which reads: REPORTING New Information: The most efficient way to find... Read More

VA: Gov to Restore Funding for Mine Safety
Posted on 13 Apr 2010 by

Richmond, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that he will propose an amendment to the biennial budget recently passed by the General Assembly to increase funding for the safety component of the Department of Mines, Minerals... Read More

ND: State Auditors to Review Denied Workers' Comp Claims, Eligibility for Benefits
Posted on 25 Nov 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

BISMARCK, ND - State auditors will conduct a performance review of Workforce Safety and Insurance's operations in 2008-2009, with respect to denied claims, benefits for retired injured workers, permanent partial impairment awards, use of prescription... Read More

SC: SCWCC Requests Carrier Information
Posted on 3 Feb 2010 by

Columbia , SC (CompNewsNetwork) - On January 13, 2010, new workers’ compensation regulations were approved and will go into effect upon publication in the State Register on February 26, 2010. Regulations 67-401A, B, C, and G require carriers to... Read More

Oregon Workers' Comp Division Launches Registration Site for Discount Agreements With Medical Providers
Posted on 31 Dec 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SALEM, OR - The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division has launched a new website where insurers and employers can register discount agreements with medical providers, this pursuant to a final rule effective January 1, 2009. To access the registration... Read More

Fund Administrator Requests Calif. WCAB to Vacate En Banc Decisions in Almaraz-Guzman and Ogilvie
Posted on 27 Mar 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - John C. Duncan, the Director of the Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund and the Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund, has written a letter to Hon. Joseph Miller, Chairman, and fellow commissioners of the Workers' Compensation... Read More

NC: NCRB Releases WC Loss Costs Filing
Posted on 10 Nov 2009 by

Raleigh, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - A loss costs reference filing has been filed with and approved by the North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance to become effective April 1, 2010. The approved prospective loss costs are based on historical data that... Read More

Kansas Dept. of Labor Survey Finds 18 Percent Increase in Workplace Fatalities in 2007
Posted on 16 Jul 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

TOPEKA, KS - Workplace fatalities in Kansas grew to 101 in 2007, compared to 85 in 2006 according to the 2007 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries conducted by the Kansas Department of Labor’s (KDOL) Labor Market Information Services. The number... Read More

TX: Issues In Dispute Provided Sooner To Benefit Review Conference Participants
Posted on 18 Dec 2009 by

Dallas, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - By providing a list of issues in dispute to Benefit Review Conference (BRC) participants prior to the start of the BRC, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) is aiming to further... Read More

WI: New Rules Now Regulate Traveling Sales Crews
Posted on 21 Apr 2010 by

Madison, WI (CompNewsNetwork) - Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta Gassman announced today that new rules are now in place to regulate traveling sales crews, protecting both workers and consumers, in response to an accident that... Read More

EEOC Publishes Informal Guidance on Enforcement of Workplace Performance and Conduct Standards Under ADA
Posted on 29 Oct 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The EEOC has published an informal guidance on the enforcement of workplace performance and conduct standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Specifically, the publication sets forth the EEOC's views on how Title I of... Read More