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California Hearings and Electronic Testimony: The Cost of Convenience
Posted on 22 Feb 2017 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Simmons v. Just Wingin’ It, Inc., 2017 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB rescinded the WCJ’s order requiring an out-of-state claims adjuster who administered the applicant’s temporary disability benefits in connection with his... Read More

New Study on Why Workers Settle Their Workers’ Comp Claims
Posted on 25 Feb 2013 by Robin E. Kobayashi

By Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D., LexisNexis Legal & Professional Operations, and Thomas P. Kieselbach, Esq., Cousineau McGuire Chartered, Minneapolis, MN The Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry’s (DLI) newly released survey on “... Read More

California: Rules for Hearing Representatives
Posted on 10 Nov 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

It is common in the workers’ comp world for non-attorney representatives to perform a multitude of legal tasks, such as preparing documents, researching issues and communicating with clients. These non-attorney employees are often referred to as... Read More

New Rules of OALJ Rules of Practice and Procedure Increase Powers to Administrative Law Judges
Posted on 22 Feb 2016 by John Kawczynski

By John E. Kawczynski, Field & Kawczynski, LLC, South Amboy, New Jersey In his commentary “ About Time! New ALJ Regulations Finally Final , ” Tom Fitzhugh examined how the new “Rules of Practice and Procedure for Administrative... Read More

OR: 2009 Hearings Division Statistical Report Is Available
Posted on 2 Mar 2011 by

Portland, OR (CompNewsNetwork) - This report is about cases seen by the Workers' Compensation Board's Hearings Division. It provides the following information about closing hearing orders in the given calendar year: case counts, order types, issues... Read More

SC: WCC Approves Increase In Hearing Cost
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by

Columbia, SC (CompNewsNetwork) - On August 16, 2010 the SC Workers’ Compensation Commission approved an increase in the hearing cost assessment pursuant to Commission regulation R 67-614. This regulation authorizes the Commission to issue an order... Read More