Flash: Is the Bureau’s Mid-Year Cut Deep Enough?

A mid-year workers’ comp rate cut is officially in the offing. What’s the requested amount and why might there be more savings to be had? Get the details here. Workers’ Comp Executive

California: $1.1M collected for victims of unpaid wages

In Contra Costa County, an elder care company has agreed to pay $1.1 million to 56 of its employees who had been underpaid for years, according to county prosecutors. In typical wage theft scenarios, owners of such companies will buy up multi-bedroom homes and establish care facilities within them. Those who commit wage theft often […]

Lawsuit claims employer improperly denied severance

A former General Electric Co. employee charges in a lawsuit that the company withheld his severance payment when he was laid off from an Albany, New York-area locomotive parts repair facility in 2016 because he was injured and collecting workers’ compensation. Albany Times Union

Widow of fallen Albany police officer suing city over health benefits

The widow of a fallen Albany, New York police officer, who worked with the department for 26 years, the majority of the time in the forensics unit, is suing the city for health benefits she says the city has refused to grant her. Her husband died in 2014 of cancer. WTEN (Albany, N.Y.) [with video]