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eNewsletter | February 2018

 
 


2018 Workers' Comp Issues to Watch

2018 Workers’ Comp Issues to Watch
Insurance Thought Leadership

The first "Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark" webinar of 2018, discussing workers' compensation trends that insurance professionals should follow in the coming year.

Take a look at a summary of the issues discussed.

National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2016

National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2016
WCInsights

The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that unfortunately, workplace fatalities rose again in 2016, marking three years in a row that fatalities have increased.

See what the most common reasons for workplace fatalities are.

Major Fines in Illegal MEWA Case

Major Fines In Illegal MEWA Case
Workers' Comp Executive

American Labor Alliance and its founder are being fined for selling bogus workers' comp "coverage" without a license in defiance of multiple cease and desist orders from the California Department of Insurance.

Read more about the activities of this case.

Comp Rules Vary for Traveling Workers

Comp Rules Vary for Traveling Workers
Business Insurance

The state where a traveling employee is based has more to do with a potential workers compensation claim than the circumstances of an injury itself, according to experts who say employers need to know the rules of their states.

Find out what these experts have to say.

New Tax Law Could Incentivize Employees to Become Independent Contractors - Employers Should Proceed with Caution

New Tax Law Could Incentivize Employees To Become Independent Contractors - Employers Should Proceed With Caution
Lexology

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law bringing significant changes to US tax law. One provision of the Act may further incentivize individuals to work as independent contractors instead of as traditional employees.

Gain more insight on this new tax law.

Less Than One in Five Small Businesses Carry Work Comp, Study Says

Less Than One in Five Small Businesses Carry Work Comp, Study Says
Workers' Compensation Institute

A new study has found that only 17 percent of small businesses carry workers' compensation insurance, despite state regulations that require it.

Find out more on the findings of this study.

42 Percent of Construction Worker Deaths Involve Falls, New Database Shows

42 Percent of Construction Worker Deaths Involve Falls, New Database Shows
Safety+Health

A recently created database allowed researchers to determine that, in a 33-year period, falls accounted for nearly half of all construction worker deaths.

See what researchers concluded from their analysis.

 
     

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