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New York Workers’ Compensation State of Mind
Posted on 23 May 2013 by Ronald E. Weiss & Ronald Balter

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. The 2013 Edition of New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook is now available. The following article is excerpted from the Handbook: ... Read More

New York Court of Appeals Upholds ATF Deposit on PPD Cases
Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by Ronald Balter

By Ronald Balter, Esq. More than four years after the legislature enacted mandatory Aggregate Trust Fund deposits in all cases in which a claimant was classified as having a permanent partial disability after July 1, 2007 and involving a private workers'... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Presumption of Compensability for Court Reporter’s On-the-Job Aneurysm
Posted on 13 Jan 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Presumption of Compensability, Social Security Offset, Exclusive Remedy and Co-Employee Immunity, and Retaliatory Discharge. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the... Read More

New York Workers’ Comp Stakeholders Continue to Absorb 2007 Reform Changes
Posted on 19 Apr 2012 by Ronald E. Weiss & Ronald Balter

During the past year, stakeholders in the workers’ compensation system in New York have continued to absorb legislative and administrative changes initiated by the 2007 reform. Maximum indemnity rates are now indexed to two-thirds of the State Average... Read More

NY: Charge Queens Biz Man in $180G Comp Fraud
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by New York State Insurance Fund

A Queens painter is facing charges that he lied to conceal payroll information from the New York State Insurance Fund in a case of alleged workers' compensation fraud totaling more than $180,000. Investigators from Queens District Attorney Richard... Read More

NY: Bus Drivers Who Get Spat On Take Average of Two Months' Leave for Assault
Posted on 27 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NEW YORK, NY - The New York Daily News reports that city bus drivers who were spat on by riders last year took an average of two months paid time off. Transit workers are entitled to a paid break after an "assault" such as spitting. (Publisher's... Read More

NY: WCB Provides Disability Benefits Insurance Contract Bulletin
Posted on 17 Dec 2010 by workerscompensation.com

New York, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights was signed by Governor David A. Paterson on August 31. It took effect on November 29, and is the first law of its kind in the nation. The new law grants new rights and protections... Read More

NY: Senate Passes Workplace Bullying Bill
Posted on 20 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ALBANY, NY - The New York Daily News reports that the State Senate last week passed a bill that would allow employees to sue their employers for an abusive work environment. Read More

NY: Reed Group To Provide NY Treatment Guidelines Software For NYSWCB Personnel
Posted on 17 Nov 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Westminster, CO (CompNewsNetwork) - Reed Group®, publisher of the MDGuidelines return-to-work reference toolset, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to provide its MDGuidelines New York Medical Treatment Guidelines navigation software... Read More

NY: New York Ranks Highest in Country for Cost of Doing Business
Posted on 17 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

According to CNBC's most recent America's Top States for Business Ranking, New York State has the highest cost of doing business in the country. Source: The Business Review Read More

NY: WCB Provides Overview Of MTG Processes
Posted on 17 Nov 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Albany, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - The Medical Treatment Guidelines will become the mandatory standard of care for the mid and low back, neck, shoulder, and knee, effective for dates of service on or after December 1, 2010. All stakeholders and Board staff... Read More

NY: Federal Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order on Governor's Furlough Plan
Posted on 13 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NEW YORK, NY - U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Kahn issued a temporary restraining order on Wednesday, blocking the Governor's plan for imposed furloughs on about 100,000 state workers. Source: wnyc.org Read More

NY: Insurance Dept. to Hold Hearing on Reform of Rate, Form, Regulatory Filings and Licensing Applications
Posted on 21 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NEW YORK, NY - The New York State Insurance Department will hold a hearing on June 28 to hear from the public on how to enhance Department procedures. Comments are invited on the processing of rate and form filings, regulatory filings, and company and... Read More

NY: SIIA Rejects New York Task Force Findings Regarding SIGs
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SIMPSONVILLE, SC - The Self-Insurance Institute of America has denounced the findings of a task force created by the New York state Legislature concluding that all group self-insured workers’ compensation funds (SIGs) operating in the state should... Read More

NYSIF Announces Release of 2009 Annual Report
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by New York State Insurance Fund

New York State Insurance Fund Chief Deputy Executive Director Francine James announced the release of NYSIF’s 2009 annual report, celebrating 95 years of service as a self-sustaining insurance carrier and uninterrupted source of workers’ compensation... Read More