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Federal: Oregon’s Retaliatory Discharge Statute Offers No Protection Where Comp Claim Filed in Another State

A federal district court in Oregon, construing Or. Rev. Stat. § 659A.040—the state’s retaliatory discharge provision—held that the statute protects only those workers who apply for, invoke, or utilize the procedures of the Oregon...

Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter
California: WCAB Panel Finds Defense Counsel’s Failure to Provide RFA to Claims Administrator Was Unreasonable

Sometimes common sense trumps strict application of UR rules In Czech v. Bank of America , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB panel affirmed the WCJ’s finding that the defendant failed to timely complete utilization review (UR) pursuant...

California Compensation Cases Staff
Split Panel Finds Pro Baseball Player’s Cumulative Injury Claim Barred by Statute of Limitations: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (6/6/2016)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the June 2016 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (6/6/2016)

CA: Ins. Dept. Announces 10.5 Percent Workers’ Comp Rate Reduction . CA: New Round of Charges Filed Against Medical Providers in WC System . CA: Sen. Mendoza Calls for Study, Investigation of WC Fraud . CA: UnitedHealth Exits ACA Market...

California Workers' Compensation Institute
CWCI Finds Consistent Outcomes in California Workers’ Comp Independent Medical Reviews

A new analysis of California workers’ compensation independent medical review (IMR) decisions issued in the first quarter of 2016 shows that the medical dispute resolution process mandated by the 2012 workers’ comp reform bill is yielding...

Roger Rabb
Will Increasing Wages Improve Worker Health?

Researchers Argue for Treating Low Wages as an Occupational Health Hazard When thinking of the most common occupational hazards, risks associated with things such as moving machinery, toxic chemicals, and repetitive or strenuous movements generally...