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Sex Club Shooting Case Goes to Jury for Workers' Comp Fraud Decision

March 8, 2012
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A jury was deliberating the workers' compensation felony fraud case against a correctional guard and his wife who claimed his shooting outside a San Francisco sex club was work-related.
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Judge Rules Law Mandating State Employee Contributions Is Unconstitutional

March 7, 2012
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the law constitutes 'an unconstitutional impairment of plaintiffs' contract with the State of Florida, an unconstitutional taking of private property.'
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Wal-Mart Asks for Texas Gender Bias Suit to Be Thrown Out

March 7, 2012
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Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a proposed class of some 1.5 million members nationwide in Betty Dukes et al. vs. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., deciding that the class of plaintiffs did not have enough in common to pursue the lawsuit.
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Oklahoma Bills Would Allow Employers to Opt Out of State Workers' Comp System

February 28, 2012
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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.
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Back Injuries Account for 26 Percent of Workers' Comp Payments in California

February 22, 2012
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Back injuries reportedly comprised 26.3 percent of workers' comp payments in California between 2001 and 2011—the highest percentage of any injury type.
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EEOC Approves Strategic Plan Through 2016

February 22, 2012
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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.
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Obama Administration Compromises on Prescription Contraceptive Rules

February 10, 2012
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Administration officials did not address how the coverage would be provided if the employer was self-insured. That issue is expected to be addressed in regulations to be released later.
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Aetna Accuses New York Doctors of Overcharging Patients

February 7, 2012
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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.
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Subtle Bias From Grade School to the Workplace

February 7, 2012
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