Red Flags All Over California

With the start of summer brings a big heat wave. Here’s what to do to protect your outdoor employees. Workers’ Comp Executive

California: Man posing as contractor arrested for fraud

A man posing as a licensed contractor has been arrested for burglary and theft, the Kern County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Prosecutors say he requested excessive down payments up front for materials and then either did not finish the work or did not show up at all. 23ABC News (Bakersfield, Calif.)

Kentucky reviewing state contract after bribery trial

Cannon Cochran Management Services Inc.’s contract to manage the state of Kentucky’s workers’ compensation claims could be in trouble after an executive of the Illinois-based company testified that it paid a Kentucky lobbyist on a “success basis” during a federal bribery trial. State law bans lobbyists from being paid in this way. Belleville News-Democrat

Pennsylvania House votes to reinstate exams for severely injured workers

In response to a surprise Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision last summer, Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Pennsylvania House passed legislation on Friday that requires the most severely injured people receiving workers’ compensation to undergo a follow-up medical exam that could result in a reduction of benefits. The court’s ruling roiled insurance markets, resulting in an unusual mid-year increase […]

New York: Albany sees spike in workers’ comp costs

Workers’ compensation costs for the city of Albany spiked by $912,000 in 2017, but city officials say it could have been worse. The city replaced its workers’ compensation administrator in 2016 after an outside review, and had expected to save the city $250,000 in administrative fees. Albany Times Union