Nelson Larkins

Nelson Larkins

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Maine Workers' Compensation Alert: CMS Guidelines Amended to Accept WCB Settlement Determination of MSA Amount After Hearing on...

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) update to its Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Arrangement Reference Guide provides authority by which CMS will now recognize and defer to a Workers'...more

8/18/2014 - Bodily Injury CMS Healthcare Medical Expenses Workplace Injury

Workers' Compensation Alert: WC Board Appellate Division Update

In Bolstridge v. AGM Marine Contractors, Inc., Me. WCB App. Div. No. 14-14, the Appellate Division overturned a WCB decision which had found the WCB had personal jurisdiction over AGM Marine, a Massachusetts corporation....more

5/21/2014 - Employee Benefits Jurisdiction Personal Jurisdiction

Workers' Compensation Alert: Predetermination/Misclassification in the Construction Industry

In Nate Holyoke Builders, Inc. et al. v. WCB AIU, WCB App. Div. No. 14-11 (April 24, 2014), the employer appealed a decision imposing a $30,000 penalty for misclassification of nine employees as independent contractors. The...more

4/29/2014 - Construction Workers Independent Contractors Misclassification Penalties Workers Compensation Board

Workers' Compensation Board Appellate Division Updates

Handicapped-accessible housing as a "physical aid" under 39-A M.R.S. ยง 206(8) - In Chapman v. VIP, Inc., Me. WCB App. Div. No. 14-9 (March 10, 2014), at issue was the payment of rent premium due to an asserted need for...more

4/18/2014 - Disability Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Reasonable Accommodation Rent Termination Workers' Compensation Defense

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