The case of Merivic Inc. and Zurich North America v. Enrique Gutierrez involved a workers' comp claimant who had a ninth-grade education and a 'limited working knowledge' of English despite having lived in the United States for 34 years, according to the opinion.
California recently adopted workers' compensation reform laws that could help employers reduce their costs, but only if they understand how to take advantage of the changes.Read More
NCCI Holdings Inc. Oct. 31 reminded workers' comp underwriters of employee classification code changes insurers may apply when inclement weather or disasters force employers to temporarily suspend operations or shift workers into new roles.Read More
However, the jury is still out on whether the changes will result in lower costs to employers.
Workers' comp experts say cameras can be effective in preventing fraud. Video footage is an added safeguard for employers that are trying to keep comp costs down.Read More
On the doctors' advice to lose weight, Melinda McKenzie underwent unauthorized gastric bypass surgery in 2006 and eventually lost 241 pounds, records show. However, MCI denied authorization and payment for McKenzie's procedure.Read More
The study of 1,039 cases does not explain the reason for the disparity, although the researchers said bias or prejudice are a possibility, as are differences in knowledge about how the compensation system works.Read More
My dentist argues people need a day off midweek to stay healthy and fresh. She may be right.Read More
In October 2011, Fadely was shot and killed by a former hotel employee who had been fired by Fadely nine days earlier, court records show.Read More
If you are going to fire an employee, don't you owe it to him as a human being to at least tell him?Read More