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Month: July 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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