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California law pressures companies that use contracted workers: Marsh

Published December 09, 2014 CST

A new California law that increases the liability for companies that use temporary or contract workers could result in additional underwriting scrutiny from insurers, according to a report by Marsh L.L.C.’s Workers’ Compensation Center of Excellence.

Widow of Ohio construction worker due 23 years' worth of comp benefits: Court

Published December 10, 2014 CST

The widow of an Ohio worker who died hours after his workplace injury should receive more than 23 years' worth of workers compensation benefits for the loss of his limbs, sight and hearing in the period before his death, an Ohio appellate court has ruled.

How the NLRB may expand responsibility for labor violations

Published December 17, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — The National Labor Relations Board is expected to rule soon on if, and how, companies can be held responsible for labor violations carried out by their contractors or franchisees — a move that could have far-reaching implications for businesses.

Opioids top comp payers' concerns, but compounded drugs gain scrutiny

Published December 16, 2014 CST

While the use of opioids remains a top concern for workers compensation payers, compounded drugs are a leading emerging issue, according to a new survey.

Home Depot cleared to stop paying comp for missing woman unless she reappears

Published December 12, 2014 CST

Home Depot Inc. will not have to continue paying workers compensation benefits for a Maine employee who has been missing since 2012 unless she reappears and appeals for benefits to be reinstated.

Insurers and brokers must adapt to risk managers' evolving needs: Report

Published December 10, 2014 CST

Insurers and brokers need to adapt to help meet the evolving needs of risk managers, according to a report released Wednesday by J.D. Power and Associates and the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc.

Employee wellness programs continue to focus on obesity despite lawsuits

Published December 07, 2014 CST

Rising obesity-related health care costs are leading some employers to take a firmer approach to workplace wellness programs despite the potential to violate anti-discrimination laws.