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VIAW Newswire 03.28.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

Emails should be protected like regular mail, California senator says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KABC) — If law enforcement wanted to read your letters or other paper correspondence, they have to get a warrant. But in this age of technology, you don’t have the same protections. If your email has already been opened or is more than 6 months old, law enforcement and other government agencies can read them.


Language Interpreter Gets Jail Time for Overcharging State

A Tacoma, Wash., woman received a 90-day jail term and must pay restitution after pleading guilty to first degree theft charges for fraudulently billing the Department of Labor & Industries for language interpretive services she never provided.


California DWC’s TTD Rates For 2013 Announced

Oakland, CA ( – The minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates for 2013 will increase on Jan. 1, 2013. The minimum TTD rate will increase to $160.00 and the maximum TTD rate will increase to $1,066.72 per week.


Workers’ Comp Industry Social Media Survey Project – Phase II Released

This is a collective effort conducted by the WorkCompResearch Division of, the Work Comp Analysis Group on LinkedIn, Jody G. Thompson Marketing Services, and noted columnist Peter Rousmaniere. We consider this effort to be the most in depth social media assessment ever conducted for the workers’ compensation industry.


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