- Construction firms caught misclassifying workers must pay up
The U.S. Department of Labor says a federal investigation has led 16 Utah and Arizona businesses to pay $700,000 in back wages, damages, penalties and other fees for misclassifying construction workers as company owners rather than employees.
- Workers comp drug formulary bill moves in California
A California bill that would establish a closed formulary for medications prescribed in the workers compensation system has unanimously passed the Assembly Insurance Committee.
- NFL concussion class action settlement approved
A federal judge in Philadelphia on Wednesday granted final approval to a settlement in a class action lawsuit brought by more than 4,500 former players against the National Football League for concussion-related injuries.
- Controls limit workers comp drug price rise to 1.9%: Express Scripts
Utilization controls for workers compensation pharmaceutical claims have limited opioid painkiller and compounded drug usage and helped contain escalating costs for those drug categories, pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Inc. said.