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Case Study: How an International Media Giant Reduced Workers’ Compensation Costs

A worldwide publishing business employing 30,000 employees in diverse positions (clerical, reporters, heavy-machine operators, and fleet drivers) was having little success containing workers’ compensation costs, ...

Louisiana Employer Cited, Facing Nearly $78K in Fines

Fines nearing $78,000 is what one Louisiana employer is looking at after a follow-up inspection for safety reasons.   The U. S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety ...

Work Comp And The Indirect Approach – Tips For Employers

Work comp and the indirect approach – tips for employers.   There are many tools employers can use to solve their workers comp problems. The answer to ...

Massachusetts Employers to See Savings in Work Comp Deal

With many companies struggling to stay in the black these days, there is some good news coming out of Massachusetts.   Massachusetts businesses will save $75 million ...

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Red Alert!

Even when I type those words in the title, I cringe a little bit. But before I start to discuss this topic and what adjusters ...

“Show Me The Money!”

“SHOW ME THE MONEY!” By Kevin L. Connors, Esquire Sound familiar?   It is an all too familiar refrain in the context of workers’ compensation subrogation recoveries, with insurers ...

“Practice, Why Practice?”

  “PRACTICE, WHY PRACTICE?” By Kevin L. Connors, Esquire   No, we are not taking about the iconic Allen Iverson whose penchant for missing team practices while the leading ...

Drug Trend For Work Comp Increased 9.5%, And Other Top News Tidbits

Express Scripts Drug Trend Report: Cost Increases Drive Higher Drug Trend for Workers’ Compensation Overall drug trend for workers’ compensation increased 9.5%, according to the Express ...

Award Recognizes Companies With 500,000+ Hours Without Injury

Showing that safety does matter on the job, 10 Muskingum County (Ohio) businesses were recently recognized for their success in keeping their employees safe on ...

How Does Workers Compensation Work?

What is workers compensation?   Workers compensation is a type of insurance employers are required to have in order to provide benefits to employees injured on the ...

Focus On Temporary Worker Safety Drives OSHA Fine Of 3 Employers

A trio of employers will be dipping into their wallets in order to meet recent fines.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...

Major NLRB Decision Finds Scholarship College Football Players Are Employees

Readers should be aware of a potential landmark decision from the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in which the NLRB found ...

Defense In Depth On Work Comp Claims: The Employer’s Role

“Defense in depth” is a principal from conflict theory which promotes using several defenses in coordination instead of seeing them as separate defenses to be ...

New Jersey Court Rejects Common Law Marriage As Basis For Dependency Benefits In Workers' Comp Claim

Bobbie Kehoe and Scott Sunkimat began cohabiting in their home in Point Pleasant, New Jersey in 1999.  They made a life-long commitment to each other ...

OSHA Does Not Tolerate Disregard For Safety, Imposes Fines

Safety on the jobsite will likely become more in focus for a pair of Colorado employers; this after they were levied with a substantial fine.     “OSHA ...

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Evan Johnston is a contributing writer to MEMIC's communication department. This summer, she will be writing a weekly series that focuses on workplace safety with the expert input of MEMIC's safety management consulting team. Evan currently attends Tufts University in Massachusetts where she will graduate next spring with a degree in political science.
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