- Ohio comp bureau secures 7 fraud convictions
The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation said Friday it has secured seven convictions in July of employers and injured workers who attempted workers comp fraud.
- Express Scripts program to limit first-fill opioid prescriptions moves forward
Express Scripts Holding Co. is forging ahead with its plan to limit first-fill opioid prescriptions to seven days despite criticism from the nation’s largest doctor advocacy group.
- Oklahoma governor appoints chairman of workers comp commission
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on Tuesday named Mark Liotta as new chairman of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission.
- California comp premiums expected to remain flat
Workers compensation premiums in California are expected to remain flat in 2017 after doubling between 2009 and 2015, according to a report released Wednesday by the California Workers’ Compensation Research Institute.
- Injuries sustained in suicide attempt are compensable: Court
A federal appeals court ruled a man who shot himself due to anguish over injuries suffered on the job after he fell off a barge to a dry dock is entitled to compensation for the injuries he sustained during his suicide attempt.
- Pennsylvania considers loss cost increase in wake of impairment evaluation ruling
The Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau filed a 6.06% loss cost increase as a response to a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision.
- EEOC sues company over shunning applicants based on age, comp claims
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued an Oklahoma-based oil and gas drilling company for declining to hire potential employees based on age or previous history of filing workers comp claims.
- Restaurant cited for workers comp, wage theft violations
The California Labor Commissioner cited a Chula Vista, California, restaurant more than $274,000 in back wages and penalties for multiple wage theft and labor law violations, some of which affected workers compensation, the office announced Wednesday.
- Paperboard mill faces $357,000 in penalties for unsafe work conditions
A New York paperboard mill is facing $357,445 in proposed penalties from federal workplace safety regulators for exposing workers to 61 safety and health hazards.