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Report: California Program has Little Effect on Worker Injuries, Fatalities

January 19, 2012
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While safety standards listed under the state Injury and Illness Prevention Program typically improve safety, the commission said it's unclear whether state mandates cause employers to be safer than companies that voluntarily implement such practices.
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Top 5 Workplace Injury Causes Make Up 72 Percent of Direct Workers' Comp Costs: Analysis

January 10, 2012
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Overexertion—or injuries caused by lifting, pushing, pulling, holding and carrying—costs businesses $12.5 billon in direct annual expenses and accounts for more than 25 percent of the national burden, according to Liberty Mutual's Workplace Safety Index.
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Analysis: Employment Class Actions Continue to Raise Firms' Financial Exposures

January 9, 2012
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As a result of two key rulings, class actions are 'not dead or blocked, rather they're reforming and morphing into different iterations,' says one expert.
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Court: Comp Benefits Due to Restaurant Manager Despite Being Smoker

January 6, 2012
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Edmondo Bemis—who smoked for 30 years according to the appellate court's ruling—eventually filed for workers' comp benefits, claiming that his work injury worsened until he needed the surgery and that he was totally disabled.
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Study Notes Medical Malpractice Insurance Market to Evolve with Health Care Changes

January 4, 2012
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Changes in health care delivery will drive changes in the marketplace, including an ongoing shift from physicians practicing alone or in small groups toward practicing in multispecialty and multistate physician networks, or physicians working in practices purchased and operated by hospitals and integrated regional health care organizations, according to the Moody's analysis.
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DC Assets Eyed By Investment Giants

December 27, 2011
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With their sights set firmly on the trillions of defined contribution plan assets expected to move into customized target-date funds before the end of the decade, Bridgewater Associates LP and AQR Capital Management LLC are looking to make sure their risk-parity and hedge fund strategies are readily available for use as components within the target-date series.
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Empire Blue Cross Changes Course on Health Plans

December 23, 2011
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The decision is being greeted with relief by brokers and small businesses. An estimated 20,000 companies, covering as many as 250,000 workers and their family members, use the plans being discontinued by Empire.
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Survey Says Social Media Marketing Use to Rise, but Oversight Lags

December 2, 2011
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Many senior executives at primarily small and mid-market businesses indicated risk management and compliance efforts are far behind implementation of social media as a corporate tool.
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Background-Check Tool Keeps Tabs on Sex Harassment Cases

December 1, 2011
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Since mid-2010, the latest technology tool by ebosswatch.com has been nearly as popular among human resources and hiring managers as it has been with job seekers.
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