Amid steadily rising costs, employers, especially larger organizations, continue to take action to try to hold down cost increases to more manageable levels, according to the Mercer survey.Read More
In a unanimous decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court said Brian Soja was required to prove that he had a continuing disability when he filed for a reinstatement of his benefits in 2006. It also said a video from employer Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates Inc. disproved Soja's testimony about an ongoing back injury.
The case the New York court heard includes four workers who were injured before a March 2007 deadline that allowed them to receive unlimited benefit weeks.
If the autism coverage mandate laid down by the California measure is not included in what federal regulators decide is essential benefits, the mandate automatically will expire.
The April 2008 robbery at the Morrisville, Pennsylvania, business occurred while the claimant worked the night shift. Neither he nor a co-worker was physically injured, the court opinion states.
A settlement agreement did not mention Ford potentially discontinuing benefits or the statutory retirement presumption and, in September 2010, Ford petitioned to discontinue paying the PTD benefits pursuant to the retirement presumption.Read More