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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (12/1/2014)

December 01, 2014 (2 min read)

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EEOC Lawsuit Alleges Illegal Screening of Job Applicants w/History of Carpal Tunnel.

Experts Warn of Employer Use of Social Media to Screen Job Applicants.

EEOC Files Third Lawsuit Targeting Employer Wellness Program.

EEOC Files Second Lawsuit Targeting Employer Wellness Program.

EEOC Files First Lawsuit Targeting Employer Wellness Program.

Injured Worker Submits Wearable Data as Evidence of Lower Fitness Activity Baseline.

FDA Approves Hydrocodone Product With Abuse-Deterrent Properties.

CMS Begin ICD-10 Claims Testing.

CA: DWC Initiates Admin. Penalty Procedure for Failure to Submit IMR Records.

CA: DWC Issues 2nd 15-Day Notice for Proposed MTUS Rule Changes.

CA: CHSWC’s Dec. 12th Meeting to Cover Annual Report, Underground Economy.

CA: Governor Appoints Obama Administration Lawyer to Calif. Supreme Court.

CA: WCIRB Actuarial Committee to Meet Dec. 3.

CA: Calif. Medical Assoc. Seeks Physician Feedback on SB 863 Reforms.

FL: CFO Announces New Penalty Element for Electronic Notices of Action or Change.

IA: Governor Deposed in Ex-Work Comp Commissioner’s Discrimination Lawsuit.

KS: Four Directors at Kansas Dept. of Insurance Set to Retire.

LA: Federal Judge Denies Medical Claim Relief for Oil Spill Clean-up Workers.

MA: Insurance Commissioner Joseph Murphy to Resign.

MA: Workers Comp Judge Plans to Sue Governor for Not Reappointing Her.

MO: Dept. of Insurance Accepting Bids for State’s ARM Plan.

NE: Eight Nominees for Workers’ Compensation Judge Being Considered.

NH: Work Comp Commission Seeks More Time to Provide Recommendations.

NY: NY Work Comp Alliance Posts White Paper on Status, Problems of WC System.

OH: BWC Ready to Launch New Initiatives in 2015.

OK: Injured Worker Attorney Pushes for Administrative System to Handle WC Claims.

OR: WCD Revised Spanish Version of Worker’s, Health Care Provider’s Report Form.

OR: WCD Revises Self-Insured Reporting Requirements for Claims With Incurred Losses.

TX: Ins. Commissioner Posts Notice of WC Hearings on Rates, Relativities.

TX: TDI Posts Proposed Rule Changes for IROs.

WA: L&I Says 2015 Workers Comp Rate Increase Lower Than First Proposed.

WA: Police Union Argues for Retrospective Workers Comp Scheme.

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