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Firing an Employee? Tell Them! (Don't 'Milton' the Termination)

September 24, 2012
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If you are going to fire an employee, don't you owe it to him as a human being to at least tell him?
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Seriously Injured Stripper Not Entitled to Workers' Comp Benefits: Court

September 6, 2012
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The split 2-1 ruling in LeAndra Lewis v. L.B. Dynasty Inc. upholds a workers compensation commission finding that she was a contractor and not an employee when she was shot in 2008 while dancing at the Boom Boom Room in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Injured Worker Entitled to Benefits for Related Mental Illness: Court

August 28, 2012
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A trial court ruled that along with benefits for his physical injuries, Stephen Vowell was entitled to medical benefits for treatment of related severe depression.
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Worker's Marijuana Use Cause of Explosion; Comp Benefits Denied

January 12, 2012
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Three of the court's nine judges dissented to a portion of the opinion. Judge Raymond Abramson noted that Greg Prock had used a torch in the past to open barrels, and said the accident may not have been directly caused by Prock's past drug use.
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Court: Prior-Approval Rule Does not Require Payment for Claims Unrelated to Workers' Comp

October 6, 2011
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Georgia's State Board of Workers' Compensation says insurers and self-insurers must notify medical providers of whether they will pay for a procedure within five days of receiving a pre-approval request. If the deadline is missed, payment is considered to be approved automatically by the insurer.
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