- Family of home-office worker who died not due comp death benefits
The family of a worker who died of a pulmonary embolism after working throughout the night in her home office is not entitled to workers compensation death benefits, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled.
- OFF BEAT: Lingerie football players sue league over scanty pay
Two lingerie football players are suing their former league in California court, saying that it wrongly classified its scantily clad athletes as independent contractors in order to pay them skimpy wages.
- Worker due comp benefits for injury from filing cabinet struggle
An office worker who was injured while removing a file from a ‘jammed up’ filing cabinet is entitled to benefits because her workplace accident was the ‘prevailing factor’ in her medical condition.
- Unum reports 10.9% profit for 2nd quarter
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Unum Group is reporting a second quarter net income of $242.5 million, up 10.9% from $218.6 million in the same period last year, the insurer said in its earnings statement Wednesday.
- Workers comp rate decrease of 5.5% proposed for Illinois
The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. has proposed a 5.5% decrease in Illinois workers compensation advisory rates next year, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Wednesday.