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Obese Workers' Body Mass Data Aids Treatment

March 15, 2012
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Despite the fact that one in three U.S. adults is obese, claims adjusters often do not ask claimants about their height and weight during the initial intake process of a workers' comp claim, employers and consultants say.
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SEC: Financial Advisers Traded on Info Gleaned From AA Meeting

March 13, 2012
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The pair allegedly learned about an upcoming insurance company merger during an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, where shares rose 64 percent.
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Obesity Problems Weigh on Workers' Comp

March 8, 2012
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Not only are obese workers comp claimants likely to miss more work days than healthy-weight co-workers with similar injuries, obese workers are likely to have higher medical costs and are more likely to become permanently disabled, research has shown.
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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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Wall Street's Bonus Pool Gets More Shallow

February 29, 2012
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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli wades in with his annual tally, estimating a 14% reduction in Wall Street bonuses last year, to $19.7 billion. That's a kiddie pool compared to 2006's Olympic-sized $34.3 billion payout.
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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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Workin' Hard for the Money: Dancers on the Poverty Line

February 27, 2012
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A new study points out that 40 percent of New York City's dancers work three to five jobs to get by, and a quarter of them are working in restaurants or hospitality to make ends meet.
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Workers' Comp Assessments 5 Times Higher for N.Y. State Employers: Analysis

February 23, 2012
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The average premium assessment among 32 states that impose the taxes is 4.2 percent. In contrast, New York state employers pay assessments totaling 20.2 percent of their premiums.
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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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Personal Finance: Cure the Worry Bug With a Dose of Education

February 21, 2012
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Financial stress and uncertainty are serious workplace issues, a study by MetLife Inc. shows. Seventy-eight percent of employers said concerns over financial problems could have a negative effect on productivity. The study also found that effective financial education lowers stress, reduces absenteeism and increases productivity among the workforce.
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