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What should be the Maximum Temporary Disability level under Workers' Compensation?

Workers’ compensation costs for temporary disability are a function of: The compensation rate (66 2/3rds% of gross, 90% of net spendable) Waiting periods (none, 3 days, 2/5ths ...

Marijuana Impact on Workers Compensation

Problem:   23 States and the District of Columbia have or will be approving recreational marijuana use.   Chances are more states will approve recreational use since politicians ...

Washington L&I Cites Pair of Employers

Two Washington State employers ran into expensive trouble recently.   The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) cited two employers for violations that exposed workers to asbestos ...

Alabama Employer Gets OSHA Citation

Fines of nearly $42,000 were recently levied against one employer in Alabama.   Austal USA LLC was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and ...

Physician Dispensing Associated With Unnecessary Prescribing Of Opioids

  Cambridge, MA, Dec. 16, 2014―A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found evidence that physician dispensing encouraged some physicians to unnecessarily prescribe ...

Florida Adopts a New Hospital Reimbursement Manual

Effective January 1, 2015, Florida adopts a new Hospital Reimbursement Manual ...

Vietnam’s Construction Ministry Tightens Safety Measures

Officials in Vietnam are heightening their efforts to protect workers.   The Construction Ministry recently said it would suspend all works that cannot ensure safety standards for ...

Cal/OSHA Cites Fuel Distributor Following Fatal Blast

The death of one worker and major injuries to another recently led California officials to site the employer of the pair.   Cal/OSHA cited fuel distribution company ...

EEOC Speaks Out on Workers Compensation ADA Obligations

Employers Must Begin Interactive Process for Return to Work Sooner Than Thought Dated: December 4, 2014 [WorkCompRoundUp is authorized to provide this information on behalf of EEOC’s ...

The Prohibited Acts Doctrine: Do Not Pass GO; Do Not Collect $200

The Prohibited Acts Doctrine is used in workers’ compensation cases as a primary liability defense.  While this defense is something every claims management team should ...

New Zealand Employer Hit with $37K Fine

The price of not practicing workplace safety to its entirety has cost one New Zealand company a stiff fine.   Kernohan Engineering Ltd was recently fined $37,000 ...

Workers Compensation Second Injury Fund Alert

Problem Employers get little to no relief from state workers compensation second injury funds.  Many state second injury laws are weak, ill defined, are hard to ...

Cal/OSHA Cites Disney Construction Following Pair of Worker Deaths

The deaths of two Disney Construction workers recently led to more than $100k in fines for their employer.   Cal/OSHA cited Disney Construction, Inc. of Burlingame $106,110 ...

How Many Claims Justifies Having A Nurse Triage Program?

This is a good question that seems simple, but is actually complex and can be answered in many ways.   How Much You Spend On Claims Bigger ...

Saskatchewan WCB Proposes 3.3% Dip in Average Premium Rate

Officials in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan recently proposed good news for many employers.   The Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board (WCB) proposed a 3.3 percent drop to ...

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