The Supreme Court of South Carolina held that an employee of an uninsured cargo delivery business (West Expedited) was the statutory employee of another delivery business (Seko Charlotte), with whom West Expedited had contracted to deliver a load of parts to Wisconsin in spite of Seko Charlotte’s...
DOJ Audit Alleges GEO Group Incorrectly Calculated Workers Comp Insurance .
US DOL Proposes Rule to Revise Black Lung Benefits Act .
OSHA Issues Final Confined Spaces Rule to Protect Construction Workers .
Doctors Banned From Billing Medicare Still Billing State Medicaid Programs .
NIOSH, Ohio BWC to Study Impact of Integrating Wellness With OSH Programs .
ACOEM/UL Propose New Framework for Integrating Health/Safety Programs in Workplace .
U.S. Rep. Refiles Bill to Prevent ICD-10 Implementation .
NIOSH Examines Higher Nurse-to-Patient Ratio to Improve Nurse Injury Rates...
NIOSH Research Improves Equipment Design to Help Protect Firefighters .
Congressman Wants to Help Gig Economy Survive, Protect On-Demand Worker Rights .
Bipartisan Legislation Unveiled for Medicare Secondary Payer, Workers Comp Settlements .
AIA Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Administration...
US DOL Plans to Issue Independent Contractor Guidance .
Economic Policy Institute Releases White Paper on Misclassification of Workers .
Liberty Mutual Pulling Back From Workers’ Comp Insurance Market .
Liberty Mutual White Paper Supports Use of Nurse Case Managers .
Study: 26 States See Increase in Drug Overdose Death Rate .
NIOSH Examines Hazards of Temporary Employment .
NIOSH Proposes Adding Over 30 New Drugs to Hazardous Drug List .
Uber Adopts No Gun Policy for Drivers, Passengers After Chicago Shooting .
Study: Opioids, Barbiturates Being Overprescribed...
NCCI Posts Latest Economic Outlook and Impact on Workers Comp .
Fitch Ratings Announces Top Workers Comp Insurance Writers for 2014 .
OSHA Issues Inspection Guidance for Health Care Industry .
Columnist: New Worker Category Should Be Created to Cover Gig Workers .
Some On-Demand Service Companies...
Shareholders Allege TriNet Group Failed to Disclose Claims Trends, Including WC .
OSHA Establishes New Procedures for Early Resolution Process in ADR Program .
Uber Allegedly Failed to Uncover Criminal Records of 25 Drivers in Two Calif. Cities .
AZ: ICA Revises Notice of Claim Status Form ...
NCCI Posts New Release of Proof of Coverage State Guide .
ProPublica Partners With Beacon Crowdfunding Site to Generate Work Comp News .
10th Circuit Overturns $3.5M Verdict in Alleged Construction Machine Defect Case .
NRLB Redefines Joint Employer Status in Temporary Agency Case .
WEDI: Only Half of States Ready for ICD-10 Switch for Work Comp Claim Purposes .
MSP Report Examines Impact of MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Requirements .
New England Governors Urge FDA to Change Opioid Warning Labels .
AK: Uber Agrees to Pay State a Fine for Unpaid Workers Compensation Insurance...
OSHA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Employer Record Keeping .
NIOSH Posts 2014 Mid-Year Worker Fatality Report for Oil and Gas Industry .
AFL-CIO Releases 2015 Edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect .
Museum of Tort Law, Which Includes Workers Comp Exhibit, Now Open to...
Senator Sanders, Dem Lawmakers Warn Labor Secretary Perez About Opt Outs .
CEPR Examines Cuts in Workers Comp and Rising SSDI Payments .
NCCI Announces New President and CEO William E. Donnell .
Obama Announces Guidelines for Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse, Heroin Use .
CDC Drafts Guideline...
ProPublica Investigates Tyson Foods’ Push for Workers Comp Changes .
Former Security Guards at US Nuclear Weapons Complex Decry Lack of EEOIC Benefits .
CDC Publishes 2011 Life Tables .
Brookings Publishes Policy Brief on Modernizing Labor Laws for “Independent Workers .” ...
A South Carolina appellate court affirmed a decision by the state’s Appellate Panel that a former Superintendent of the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Spartanburg was not in the course and scope of his employment when he was killed in a motorcycle accident. Acknowledging that the...
ProPublica Examines Power, Wealth of Middlemen at Workers Comp Conferences .
CDC Reports Increase in Drug, Opioid Overdose Deaths in U.S. 2000-2014 .
CDC Opens Comment Period for Proposed 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain .
NIOSH Examines Troubling Statistics on Opioid...
Doctor’s Union Challenges Medical Management Companies, Outsourcing .
US DOL Reports US Mining Deaths Dropped to New Lows in 2015 .
AIG Invests in Wearable Devices to Promote Workplace Safety .
91 Percent of Patients Overdosing on Opioids Continued to Get Painkiller Prescriptions .
NCCI Establishes Baseline for Monitoring Impact of ACA on Workers Comp .
Recent Ruling Could Give OSHA Wider Authority for Issuing Enterprise Abatement Orders .
AZ: ICA Posts RFQ for Qualified Vendor List for Investment Management Consulting Services .
CA: DWC Ended Lien Activation Fee Collection...
Lyft Settles Calif. Lawsuit for $12.5M, Drivers Still Not Classified as Employees .
Price Wars Between Insurers and Drug Companies Impact Patients’ Healthcare .
AMA Recommends Changes to CDC’s Proposed Opioid Prescription Policy .
AK: WCD Posts Filing Requirements for Annual Reports...
Sedgwick Institute Names Workers Comp Expert Richard Victor as Senior Fellow .
NIOSH Examines Latest Advances in Assessing Occupational Exposure Limits .
JPMorgan Chase Study Examines Impact of “Online Platform Economy” .
AK: DWC Emergency Regulations Made Permanent Eff. 3/11/2016...
OSHA Head Unveils Plans for 2016 .
Federal Court Upholds Wellness Program, Rejects Lawsuit Filed by EEOC .
NAIC Posts Latest Rankings for P&C Insurers Market Share .
Risks Inherent With Sharing Economy Posed to Increase 20 Fold+ During Next Decade .
ProPublica Workers Comp Investigation...
CDC Posts Final Opioid Guidelines for 2016 .
ProPublica: Doctors Receiving Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Drugs .
U.S. Prescription Drug Spending Rose 5 Percent in 2015 .
CA: DWC Announces Appointments to Ethics Advisory Committee .
CA: CHSWC Posts 2015 Annual Report .
OSHA Issues Final Rule on Silica Exposure .
NAMSAP Proposes Evidence-Based Limits on Opioids for WCMSAs .
OSHA Workplace Safety Violation Penalties to Increase 8/1/2016 .
Stanford Professor Claims Costs Drop 44 Percent for Companies That Opt Out .
HHS Release National Pain Strategy .
Senators Slam Obama Directive for Sick U.S. Nuclear Workers .
AK: WCD Posts Director’s Interpretation on Issues Impacting Medical Fee Schedule .
AZ: Governor Signs SB 1323 Pro Se Vexatious Litigant .
CA: WCAB Chairman Ronnie Caplane to Retire From State Service .
CA: Supreme Court Grants...
Evidence that one day after moving tires, rims and heavy frame equipment while cleaning his employer’s shop, an auto body paint technician told the employer’s owner that he was “pretty sore” and he “must have hurt [himself],” was sufficient to constitute notice of...
Uber Seeks to Settle Employee Status Lawsuits for $100M; Judge to Review Terms .
CMS Releases April 2016 Version of WCMSA Reference Guide .
CA: DIR Reports 2014 Fatal Occupational Injuries .
CA: DWC Posts Workers’ Comp Fact Sheets, Claim Form in Four Additional Languages .
CO: DWC to...