The Court took care to note that its ruling did not do away with all settlements in the workers’ compensation context.
Nominations for the Case Manager Scholarship Program are made by Genex case managers, supervisors and branch managers.
As technology advances, and different types of equipment come into the market, the potential for workplace hazards increase.
By Joan Collier
Oh Boy, Bagels
By Joan E. Collier
I was at my favorite bagel place for lunch recently. It’s a neighborhood non-chain little haven where the servers call me “Miss Joan,” and the owners post rules that...
Daniel Costa at the Economic Policy Institute covers H-2B visa and other immigration issues. His reporting in June on H-2B, a temporary guest worker program for low wage manual workers, shows how Congressional leadership is captured by private sector efforts to weaken program oversight. He uncovers an example of why immigration policy evades real oversight.
For many employers, “workers’ compensation” is an ugly word. It means legal battles, health risks, lower ROI, new policies, new training, and so on and so forth. The minute someone is injured on the job, the entire work environment can change and typically for good reason – if you didn’t have HR policies and best practices in place before. But just because the change is good, doesn’t mean it’s easy. That said, there’s a slew of myths surrounding workers’ comp and what it entails.
I do not find myself speechless often, but an email late last week was perplexing and momentarily left me without words. I know the world is subjected to a fair amount of fraud and deceit, but I thought I had seen it all with the scum that prey on the elderly. Those stories make the news periodically. I was wrong. Now there is a direct and focused fraud apparently ongoing against injured workers. Although the first reports are coming from Kentucky, it is a simple scam and could easily be perpetrated in any state.
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet Department of Workers’ Claims has learned of a telephone scam in which individuals are told that they have been awarded workers’ compensation benefits and that those benefits will be released once a certain “tax” or “fee” has been paid.