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American Apparel settles unsafe workplace charges for $1M

Published September 10, 2014 CST

Clothing company American Apparel L.L.C. will pay a $1 million settlement for failing to provide a safe workplace after an employee died at a company worksite in Garden Grove, California.

Illinois workers comp rates to drop 5.5% in 2015

Published September 09, 2014 CST

Illinois businesses will see a 5.5% cut in workers compensation rates as of Jan. 1, 2015, a spokesman for the state said Tuesday.

August property/casualty insurance rates up slightly: MarketScout

Published September 05, 2014 CST

Commercial property/casualty insurance rates rose an average of 1% in August, Dallas-based electronic insurance exchange MarketScout reported Friday.

Missouri workers comp law bars negligence lawsuit against co-worker: Court

Published September 10, 2014 CST

A construction worker can't file a negligence action against his supervisor despite the fact that the exclusive remedy provisions of Missouri's workers compensation law didn't cover co-workers at the time he was injured.

Workers comp industry needs strategies to combat opioid abuse: Panel

Published September 11, 2014 CST

DANA POINT, California — Workers compensation professionals need a comprehensive strategy to address the risk of opioid abuse among injured workers, speakers said at the 2014 California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference.