Month: July 2015

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  • July
    31 2015

    Labor Groups Contest Kansas Workers Compensation Judge Selection Process

    Labor advocacy groups have spoken out against the workers compensation judge selection process in Kansas, saying that it lacks transparency and favors management over workers. The meetings are typically open for interested parties, but the meeting of the state’s Workers Compensation and Employment Security Boards Nominating Committee in selecting a replacement for Judge Brad Avery […]

  • July
    24 2015

    Texas, Washington Firms Face Workers Compensation Violations Charges

    Two roofing companies, one in Texas and another in Washington State, face charges of committing workers compensation violations. A construction company near Houston was fined more than $362,000 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for seven safety violations, including employing a subcontractor that did not provide workers compensation insurance. A […]

  • July
    17 2015

    Workers Compensation Lawsuit May Go To Florida Supreme Court

    A workers compensation lawsuit alleging that the Florida’s worker protection statutes are unconstitutional may be heard in the state’s supreme court next year. Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals ruled last month that the plaintiffs lacked the legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of the state’s workers compensation laws. The appeals court refused to hear […]

  • July
    10 2015

    NM Judge Rules For Workers Compensation Claim on Medical Marijuana

    The New Mexico State Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a patient who sought reimbursement for medical marijuana under the state’s workers compensation plan. Judge James Wechsler ruled in favor of Sandra Lewis in her workers compensation case against her employer, American General Media. Judge Wechsler upheld a workers compensation judge’s ruling that allowed […]