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VIAW Newswire 01.07.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

$97 Million In Fraud: 2012’s Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

Over the past few years, many states have aggressively gone after workers’ compensation fraud (whether it’s the employee or the employer) and the amount of employer fraud being discovered continues to be staggering, notwithstanding these efforts.

California S.B. 863 Reforms: Adjustors Should Adjust – The Blowback From UR and IMR

So, 2013 is just around the corner and we are gearing up to learn the new law and regulations so that we can apply them in our cases. We have an interim period between now and July 1, 2013 when disputes over medical necessity under utilization review denials, modifications or delays for injuries occurring prior to 1/1/13 are to be determined by an AME, PQME, or a WCJ.

Another Million-Dollar Bust Under California Law

Violations against California labor law by two contractors has resulted in combined wage and penalty assessments totaling in excess of $1 million.

Repeated Fall Injuries Results in OSHA Fines of $58,000 to NJ Employer

New York State has allowed three apprenticeship programs to operate provisionally for too long because the Department of Labor failed to follow its own rules, an association of labor locals claims in court.

Are Seasonal Employees Entitled to Workers’ Compensation?

Generally, yes. First, the injured worker must be an “employee”, not an independent contractor.

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