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Comcare licensees: Push to lower barriers to entry to the federal WHS system

The Federal Government is proposing to make it easier for businesses to opt out of State and Territory specific work health and safety (WHS) laws and to join the Federal WHS system. The case for self-insurance...more

Does the Workers' Compensation Commission Have Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Claims for Referral Fees?

In the closing days of its May term, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed a petition for leave to appeal from a decision of the Appellate Court for the Second District in Ferris, Thompson and Zweig, Ltd. v. Esposito. Ferris,...more

2012 Workers Compensation Reform In California

Workers Compensation reform is on the way. Cynics might ask, didn’t we do this several years ago? Yes we did. In the late 1990’s, overutilization of medical services, higher-than-normal indemnity benefit costs, and...more

Hiring Long Lasting Employees

Hiring long lasting employees is of great benefit to a business, even these days when workers are especially mobile, often changing jobs and employers on a regular basis. The old paradigm of workers staying with one...more

California Tightens Restrictions on Referrals of Workers’ Compensation Patients

On August 31, 2012, the California legislature approved Senate Bill 863, which, among other things, added Section 139.32 to the Labor Code. This provision creates a new series of referral prohibitions relating to the...more

OSHA Asks CEOs to Prevent Workplace Injuries With Crowd Control

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration sent a letter this week to the CEOs of fourteen major retailers urging them to take steps now to prevent customer and worker injuries during Black Friday and other holiday...more

The Host - a Casino's Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

An in-depth look into the evolution of casino marketing, the regulation of casino marketers by gaming operators and authorities, and the benefits and liabilities associated with the use of casino marketers....more

The Host - a Casino's best Friend or Worst Enemy?

In depth-look at the evolution of casino marketing, the regulation of casino marketers by casino operators and gaming control authorities, and the benefits and risks associated with the use of casino marketers....more

The HR Implications of Privatized War; Putting Employees in Harm’s Way

This newsletter discusses an issue unique to the employees of businesses holding government contracts. The recent flap regarding the private security services provided to the State Department by Blackwater has obscured a...more

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