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VIAW Newswire 11.09.12

Posted on 21 November 2012 by admin

When is a Workers’ Comp Claim Not a Workers’ Comp Claim?

Our preview of the civil cases on the Illinois Supreme Court’s November oral argument docket continues with Skokie, Castings, Inc. v. Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund.

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DWC Announces November Meeting Regarding Physician Fee Schedule

Senate Bill 863, which creates wide-ranging changes to the workers’ compensation system, includes alterations to the physician fee schedule. The Department of Industrial Relations’ (DIR) Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is seeking public input as it moves forward with adjusting the physician fee schedule and has scheduled a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 14 to discuss issues relating to adoption of a Resource Based Relative Value Scale-based physician fee schedule (RBRVS).

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Employer Handbook: Workers’ Compensation Retaliation

Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: All employers, whether subscribers to workers’ compensation insurance, or not.

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California Contractors Praise Labor Commissioner’s Office For Getting At The “Root Of The Cause”

General Contractor Taken to Task for Hiring Cheating Subcontractor

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Workers Sue when Employers Retaliate

It’s bad enough when workers are forced to file a harassment or discrimination claim against an employer. But some employers make it worse by badgering workers who complain.

http://tinyurl.com/cwslkee

DWC Announces November Meeting Regarding Physician Fee Schedule

Senate Bill 863, which creates wide-ranging changes to the workers’ compensation system, includes alterations to the physician fee schedule. The Department of Industrial Relations’ (DIR) Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is seeking public input as it moves forward with adjusting the physician fee schedule and has scheduled a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 14 to discuss issues relating to adoption of a Resource Based Relative Value Scale-based physician fee schedule (RBRVS).

http://tinyurl.com/cduwynu

California Contractors Praise Labor Commissioner’s Office For Getting At The “Root Of The Cause”

General Contractor Taken to Task for Hiring Cheating Subcontractor

http://tinyurl.com/b5ckcvz

Workers Sue when Employers Retaliate

It’s bad enough when workers are forced to file a harassment or discrimination claim against an employer. But some employers make it worse by badgering workers who complain.

http://tinyurl.com/cwslkee

California Labor Commissioner assesses Contractor Over $1 Million for Public Workers Violations

Stockton, CA—California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su has ordered Nicodemus Plumbing & Mechanical to pay $858,840.20 in wages and $230,050 in fines for labor law violations committed on a San Joaquin Delta Community College public works project in Stockton. The Labor Commissioner issued a civil wage and penalty assessment last week in an effort to collect the money owed to the workers.

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California New Electoral Reforms: The Fall Election

New electoral reforms have now played out over a full election cycle.

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