National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (6/2/2014)

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (6/2/2014)

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Employers Seek Integration of Workers’ Comp, Health, Disability Insurance Benefits Products.

Westaff Franchises Bring Lawsuit Against Parent Company Over Workers’ Comp Fees.

DOL to Draft New Rule for Medical Disclosure in Black Lung Cases.

AR: Court Denies Benefits to In-Home Caregiver Injured En Route to Client’s Residence.

CA: SCIF Names Vernon Steiner New President & CEO.

CA: DWC to Hold Public Hearing July 14 re Proposed WCIS/EDI Rules.

CA: Assembly Passes AB 2616 MRSA Presumption for Hospital Employees.

CA: Lowe’s Agrees to Settle Worker Misclassification Class Action Lawsuit for $6.5M.

CA: Insurance Dept. Intensifies Battle Against WC Fraud in So. Cal.

CA: Taylor Farms Heads Up Fight Against AB 1897 Temp Worker Bill.

CO: Governor Signs HB 1283 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Modifications.

HI: FirstComp Expands to Hawaii Market.

IL: Trial Lawyer Says SB 3287 Should Allow Injured Workers to Sue Safety Service Providers.

IL: Insurance Advocate Says SB 3287 Would Help Trial Lawyers, Kill Economy.

LA: Governor Signs HB 505 Employer Liability for Negligent Hiring.

LA: Governor Signs SB 198 Proof of WC Coverage, Penalties, Injunction.

LA: Governor Signs SB 410 Pharmacy Benefit Manager Maximum Allowable Costs.

LA: Lawmakers Sideline Controversial Bill to Determine WC Benefits for Pro Athletes.

LA: Hospital Alleges Employee Partially Responsible for Trip and Fall at Non Profit Event.

MI: House Approves HB 5478-5490 to Ensure WC Benefits for Delphi Employees.

MN: Governor Signs SF 2470 Medical Marijuana Bill.

MT: WCC Proposes to Clarify, Clean Up Rules (p. 24 of PDF).

NE: Family of Corrections Officer Killed by Inmate Sues for Wrongful Death.

NH: Companies, Contractors Complain About Lack of Clear Definition on Contractors.

NY: SWCB Publishes Newly Authorized Health Care Provider List.

NY: SWCB Publishes Changes to Health Care Provider List.

OH: High Court Refuses to Hear BWC Whistleblower Case.

OR: WCD Updates Maximum/Minimum Benefit Rates.

OR: WCD Publishes Latest Attorney Fee Matrix.

OR: WCD Updates Cost of Living Matrix, Vocational Assistance Fee Schedule.

PA: Court Orders Burial Benefits for Gun-Wielding Gas Attendant Who Chased Thief.

TX: Texas Mutual Announces $200M Dividend for its Policyholders.

TX: SORM Executive Director Jonathan Bow to Retire in June.

TX: DWC Proposes to Raise Cap on Attorney’s Fees.

WV: State Alleges Steam Cleaning Business Failed to Maintain WC Coverage.

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