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Five Things You Need to Know: 9/22, Friday Edition

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - 1) TN: Sentencing TBD for HR Comp Operator’s Fraud Charges     TN resident Andrea Rudd is in some legal trouble for scamming clients at HR Comp LLC, a company she ran and ...

Tech in Workers' Comp Goes Beyond Wearable Monitors

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - A technological revolution is advancing in workers’ compensation on two fronts — the treatment (and prevention) of workplace injuries, and the close monitoring of claims for ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 9/21, Thursday Edition

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) -  1) CA: San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged for Workers’ Comp and Insurance Fraud San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Tobolsky faces charges for ...

Undocumented, and Unprotected? Benefits for Illegal Immigrants Are Tough in ID

This is the next article in WorkersCompensation.com's “Undocumented, and Unprotected?” series, as our writers explore what is it like to be an undocumented worker in the U.S., and ...

Trump Nominates Anti-Union Lawyer as NLRB Chief Consul

Washington, D.C. (WorkersCompensation.com) – Analysts say President Donald Trump’s nomination of Peter L. Robb to the National Labor Relations Board could signal a much more business-friendly NLRB.  On Friday, Trump ...

Wisconsin's Right to Work Law Upheld

In a decision issued September 19, 2017, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals upheld as constitutional Wisconsin’s so-called “Right to Work” law (Act 1), which outlawed mandatory union membership as a ...

Rousmaniere: How to Destroy Talent

A journalist participates in some peculiar conversations and must learn how to be jilted and keep a sense of humor.  A phone call this summer stands out for how the other person on the line went about treating a subordinate like a bucket of ...

Workers' Comp Decisions Define Irony

Irony is truly all around us.  For example, did you know that the Bible is the most shoplifted book in America?  How about this: Sweden’s famous Ice Hotel is required by law to have operational smoke detectors.  You may ...

Kansas Cannot Prosecute Identity Theft

The Kansas Supreme Court recently rendered an intriguing decision in State v. Garcia. A companion decision was simultaneously rendered in State v. Morales. The decision written by Justice Bieir, despite two dissenting opinions, essentially ...

My Opioid Experiment

Two Thursdays ago, I had surgery and strategically selected opioids for the associated acute pain. Not because I needed them but to verify my thoughts on their use. And they lived up (or down) to my expectations. Here's my story ... At a dermatologist appointment in ...

NY State Aide For Incarcerated Youth Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud; Played In Hockey League While Claiming Debilitating Injury

Albany, NY (WorkersCompensation.com) - New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott today announced the arrest of a Central ...

CA DWC Suspends Six Medical Providers for Fraud

San Francisco, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has suspended six more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system, ...

Occupational Health and the Arts -- Special Report in JOEM

Painters, actors, and other artists face a wide range of hazardous occupational exposures and working conditions, according to a special article collection in the September Journal of Occupational and ...

Tower MSA Partners Rita Wilson And Dan Anders To Speak At NAMSAP Annual Conference

Baltimore, MD (WorkersCompensation.com) - Tower MSA Partners’ CEO Rita Wilson and Chief Compliance Officer Daniel Anders, MSCC will participate in two sessions at the National ...

WA L&I Calls for Decrease in Workers' Comp Rates in 2018

Tumwater, WA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The average amount employers pay for workers' compensation insurance in Washington would drop 2.5 percent in 2018 under a proposal today from the state ...

Hard Liquor, Hard Bodies, Hard Times

It is not often you hear about a workplace theft that piques your interest. It is rarer when charges related to that theft also include illegal distribution of anabolic steroids. And when the theft is expensive Bourbon named “Pappy Van ...

Workers' Comp Hot Seat – The Tech Check Blooper Reel

Ok, it really isn’t a blooper reel, but it certainly may be a harbinger of things to come. We have been busy preparing for the inaugural episode of the “Hot Seat”, a webinar designed to provide valuable ...

God Vacations in Sarasota, or, What I Learned from Hurricane Irma

I have joked about it, but am really beginning to believe it. I think God vacations in Sarasota. We say that because for at least the last 100 years, despite occasionally insistent predictions of the meteorological ...

Pinning Hope on a Rainbow

I have lived on the west coast of Florida for the better part of 33 years. During that time I have never been a person consumed with what I consider unreasonable fear regarding hurricanes. That doesn’t mean I do not respect them, or do not pay ...

Are SAIF Reserves Safe from Oregon Pols?

It is an age-old problem. Government overpromises. Financial crisis follows. And politicians, instead of fixing the mistake, simply grab whatever cash they can get their grubby little mitts on. That is the feeling you get when you look at what ...

This Cat Is Dead. Let It Stay That Way.

“Seriously. This is BANANAS” – Senator Chris Murphy, (D-CT), on Graham-Cassidy. When I was in college I was part of a pretty successful folk group. We played all over, cut a few LPs. It was a great time. On college campuses we ...

Appellate Court Reverses Order for Temporary Disability Benefits Against One of Two Potential Employers Where Employment Was Disputed

When a petitioner files a motion for medical and temporary disability benefits and the only issue is which carrier or employer is responsible, the Judge ...

Five Steps to Prepare for an Emergency

In light of Hurricane Harvey, many families and businesses are reflecting on what they can do to better prepare for a disaster. Having an emergency plan in place can make all the difference during a crisis, and it’s important to ...

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Retains New Review Contractor

On September 1, CMS hired Capitol Bridge, LLC to be the new review contractor for MSAs. According to CMS employees that we’ve spoken to, the transition is currently underway. The ...

The South Dakota TTD and TPD Benefits Dilemma By Charlie Larson on September 21, 2017

I hope this finds you doing well. I have received many inquiries over the last couple of weeks on when temporary disability benefits are owed. I think that the ...

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Hard Liquor, Hard Bodies, Hard Times

It is not often you hear about a workplace theft that piques your interest. It is rarer when charges related to that theft also include illegal distribution of anabolic steroids. And when the theft is expensive Bourbon named “Pappy Van ...

Tech in Workers' Comp Goes Beyond Wearable Monitors

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - A technological revolution is advancing in workers’ compensation on two fronts — the treatment (and prevention) of workplace injuries, and the close monitoring of ...

CA DWC Suspends Six Medical Providers for Fraud

San Francisco, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has suspended six more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system, ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 9/22, Friday Edition

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - 1) TN: Sentencing TBD for HR Comp Operator’s Fraud Charges     TN resident Andrea Rudd is in some legal trouble for scamming clients at HR Comp LLC, a company she ...

NY State Aide For Incarcerated Youth Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud; Played In Hockey League While Claiming Debilitating Injury

Albany, NY (WorkersCompensation.com) - New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott today announced the arrest of a Central ...

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Peter Rousmaniere

Peter Rousmaniere is widely known throughout the workers’ compensation industry, both for his writing and consulting experience. Based in the picture perfect New England town of Woodstock, VT, he is a regular on the conference circuit, and is deeply ...

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Heather Schwartz Sanderson

Heather Schwartz Sanderson, Esq., MSCC, CHPE, CLMP, CMSP Heather is Chief Legal Officer for Franco Signor LLC, the nation's compliance authority for Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) matters. She has lectured on MSP compliance to the workers’ ...

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Terry Bogyo

Terry is an active researcher, speaker and commentator on workers compensation issues. Now retired, he was the Director of Corporate Planning and Development for WorkSafeBC. His responsibilities included environmental scanning, strategic planning ...

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Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson is a veteran award-winning journalist with 30 years of experience as a newspaper reporter and editor. During his career, he has covered state and local government in Georgia, the University of Georgia, and a range of economic ...

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Liz Carey

Liz Carey has worked as a writer, reporter and editor for nearly 25 years. First, as an investigative reporter for Gannett and later as the Vice President of a local Chamber of Commerce, Carey has covered everything from local government to the ...

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Dara Barney

Dara Barney comes to WorkersCompensation.com as the Senior Editor of Premium Media. Her previous journalism experience in Idaho and California, along with her former role as Public Information Specialist at the Idaho Industrial Commission, all play ...

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Bob Wilson

Bob Wilson is the CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, and author of the award winning blog, "From Bob's Cluttered Desk". Bob is an accomplished presenter for the workers' comp industry, and we are lucky to have him. We don't ...

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John D'Alusio

John D’Alusio has over 30 years experience in P/C insurance with executive management positions in administration, field operations, and claim technical areas. Mr. D’Alusio has had many articles published in industry periodicals, and is also a ...

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Judge David Langham

David Langham is the Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims for the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims at the Division of Administrative Hearings. He has been involved in workers’ compensation for over 25 years as an attorney, an ...

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Phil Yacuboski

Phil Yacuboski is a freelance writer based in Maryland. He writes about business, healthcare and technology. In his spare time, Phil enjoys the outdoors and photography.

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A "Quick Pulse" Poll

ProPublica and NPR co-published an article recently critical of a Florida law that is resulting in the deportation of injured workers' who falsify documents and use fake social security numbers for employment purposes. This has prompted a few questions for the current Pulse Poll. Tell us your opinion here in our Pulse Poll!

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