If approved, Oklahoma would become the second state to adopt an alternative workers comp system. Texas has operated a similar opt-out system since 1913.
Back injuries reportedly comprised 26.3 percent of workers' comp payments in California between 2001 and 2011—the highest percentage of any injury type. Read More
The agency 'is taking a significant step toward realizing the commission's vision of ending employment discrimination and promoting equal opportunity' in the workplace, EEOC Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien said in the statement.
A Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey found that almost 90 percent of respondents plan to complete their conversion to the new federally mandated ICD-10 medical codes used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures by the Oct. 31, 2013, deadline.Read More
Testimony during the hearing showcased an employer's confusion over some of the act's rules.Read More
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amends Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to say discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII, according to the EEOC.Read More
The insurance company's lawsuit takes aim at the practice called 'balance billing,' which wallops some customers with fees big enough to buy a house.
The pro football league is named as a defendant in 21 suits that allege the league negligently misled at least several hundred players about the dangers of concussions and other head injuries. Read More
The Labor Department said the proposal released Jan. 30 implements amendments to the military leave provisions of the FMLA made by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010.Read More
William Thomas worked as a light equipment operator for the Warren County Department of Public Works when he was injured in 2009. Court records show that Thomas also was employed by a janitorial service at that time.Read More