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The New York Times Article on Health Care for Farmworkers Ignored the Farm Labor Contracting Scam
Posted on 27 Aug 2013 by Farmworker Justice

The New York Times article about health care reform in agriculture, “Tacking Health Care Costs Onto California Farm Produce ” (Aug. 21) emphasized the views of the labor intermediaries, known as farm labor contractors, “who provide farmers... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (8/27/2012)
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Workers Comp State Legislative Battles to Watch . CMS... Read More

Thomas A. Robinson on 2011 Year in Review: Top 10 Issues in Workers’ Compensation Law
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

In this LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis article, Thomas A. Robinson analyzes the top 10 workers’ compensation events for 2011, with an eye to the hot button issues for 2012. > You can purchase the article at the LexisNexis Bookstore . ... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (7/2/2012)
Posted on 3 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL: IAIABC Drafts Model Legislation on Opioid Use . US DOL... Read More

Obamacare Architect Estimates Three-Year Delay in Accurately Understanding Affordable Care Act Impact on Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 20 Mar 2014 by John Stahl

The statement of economist Jonathan Gruber, Ph.D. , of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts that a three-year news blackout regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have had merit was arguably the most memorable moment... Read More

Update From the Benefits Review Board (May 2012)
Posted on 3 May 2012 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

By Karen Koenig, Associate General Counsel, Longshore, Benefits Review Board, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. BRB Statistical Update The Board began this fiscal year in October 2011 with 148 pending Longshore appeals. During the... Read More

Affordable Care Act: A New Body of Law With Lots of Moving Parts
Posted on 1 May 2014 by Teresa McLoughlin Rice

Practical Guidance on Administering ObamaCare and Other Health Plans The acronym “ACA” has now joined the acronym “ADA” in the panoply of regulations with which companies must comply. As with any new and unfamiliar system, some... Read More

Workers’ Compensation Under Romneycare Provides Clues for Nationwide Future of Systems
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. Uncertainty regarding how the U.S. Supreme Court deciding that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was constitutional would impact workers’ compensation systems makes this a good time to review an expert’s... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Act - Individual Mandate Is Constitutional, Medicaid Expansion Is Limited
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a sweeping opinion covering four issues addressed over three days of oral argument, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28 found that the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) does not bar challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable... Read More

Workers Comp and the Affordable Healthcare Act
Posted on 3 Jul 2012 by Julius Young

Assuming that Obamacare isn't grievously wounded by Congressional de-funding and that a Romney win in the election doesn't result in repeal of the law, what effect will it have on workers' comp? I've already received several client e... Read More

Experts, Officials, Media Offer Their Two Cents on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Affordable Care Act
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. The U.S. Supreme Court announcing its decision that the Affordable Care Act, also known as ACA and Obamacare, was constitutional was a “where were you” moment in American history. Key quotes from the majority and dissent... Read More

Thomas A. Robinson on 2011 Year in Review: Top 10 Issues in Workers’ Compensation Law
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

In this LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis article, Thomas A. Robinson analyzes the top 10 workers’ compensation events for 2011, with an eye to the hot button issues for 2012. > You can purchase the article at the LexisNexis Bookstore .... Read More

Nine States Observe Workers' Compensation Centennial in 2011
Posted on 1 Apr 2011 by Thomas A. Robinson

As reported in other blogs , 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of workers' compensation as a statutory framework for providing benefits to workers who sustain industrial injuries within the United States. As noted below, nine states led the initial... Read More

Experts, Officials, Media Offer Their Two Cents on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Affordable Care Act
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. The U.S. Supreme Court announcing its decision that the Affordable Care Act, also known as ACA and Obamacare, was constitutional was a “where were you” moment in American history. Key quotes from the majority and dissent... Read More

National Workers' Compensation Conference Features Executive Roundtable Discussion in Las Vegas
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by Thomas A. Robinson

In what will undoubtedly become a permanent part of its yearly offerings, the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference, at its 19th annual event held November 10-12, 2010 in Las Vegas, sponsored a spirited Executive Roundtable discussion... Read More