National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/28/2014)

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/28/2014)

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OSHA Chief Says Workplace Inequality Isn’t Just Wages, It’s Workplace Hazards.

EEOC New Guidelines on Pregnancy Discrimination Impact Light Duty Accommodations.

Inspector General Says VHA Needs Improved Workers Comp Management.

High Hospital Facility Fees Targeted by Obamacare Insurance Policies, Medicare.

Deputy Secretary of Labor Testifies About Black Lung Claims.

Travelers Reports 2Q Income of $683M.

AK: High Court Rules Same Sex Partners Have Protections Under Work Comp Law.

CA: Governor Signs AB 1746 Expedited Hearings Re Illegally Uninsured Employers.

CA: Leland Yee Racketeering Charges Include Allegedly Preventing Pro Athlete Comp Claims.

CA: DWC Announces Reduced Cost for Access to Official Disability Guidelines.

CA: DWC Proposes to Delay ICD-10 Implementation Until 10/1/2015.

CA: WCIRB Classification & Rating Committee to Meet July 29.

CA: Employee Misclassification: The Difference Between Exercise and Right of Control.

CA: Calderon Obtains Delay in Corruption Trial Until After He Leaves Office.

CA: WCAB Panel Issues First Major Decision on Nurse Case Management.

CO: Pinnacol Assurance Expands Office to Grand Junction.

FL: Established Nursery Businesses Contemplate Growing Medical Marijuana.

GA: Restrictive Laws Shut Out Cancer Claims for Firefighters.

IL: Dept. of Insurance Revises Assigned Risk Pool Rules Impacting Workers Comp.

IA: Godfrey Hearing Postponed, Ex-WC Commissioner Claims Discrimination.

NH: New Possible Deal for ex-LGC Subsidiaries and State Regulators.

NJ: Injured Worker to Appeal Ruling That Job Application Limited Time to Sue.

NM: Opinion: Recent Court Rulings Undermine 1990 Workers Comp Reforms.

NM: WCA Urges Farm Employers to Obtain WC Coverage Due to Court Ruling.

NY: DFS Disapproves 6.8 Percent Loss Cost Increase.

NY: WCB Lists Latest Changes to Authorized Health Care Providers.

NY: WCB Lists Newly Authorized Health Care Providers.

NC: Governor Disapproves Industrial Commission Rules (S794).

NC: Governor Signs H644 to Prevent Hazardous Drug Exposure for Healthcare Workers.

NC: Industrial Commission Deputy Announces Candidacy for State Appeals Court.

OH: BWC Settles, Will Shell Out $420M in Overcharged Premiums.

OK: Controversy Continues at WCC re Open Meetings Act, Bidder on Large Contract.

OK: AG Initiates Investigation Into WCC and Open Meetings Act.

OK: Chairman Says Bid Project Rescinded, Will Use New Transparent Process.

OK: AG Gave Incorrect Advice to WCC re Open Meetings Act.

OK: WCC Issues Alert Regarding Commission Procedures.

OR: WCD Posts Proposed Rules on Interim Medical Benefits.

PA: High Court Rules Employer Has Burden to Show Worker Is Undocumented.

PA: Fed. Govt. Needs More Staffing to Handle Black Lung Case Backlog in Pittsburgh.

SC: Mike Campbell (R) Appointed to Workers’ Compensation Commission.

TN: Governor Appoints Three WCAB Judges.

TX: DWC Revises Rules for SOAH Decisions Eff. Aug. 7, 2014.

VA: New Penalty Laws of Lack of WC Coverage Kicked in July 1.

WV: Governor Says Employers to Benefit by $32M Decrease in WC Premiums.

WV: Pain Management Clinic Investigated for Possible Unsafe Injection Practices

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