Stay on top of the latest developments in labor and employment law that all employers need to know about.
Here is a quick review of last month's Top 13 stories.
New York has surpassed California as having the highest workers' compensation costs in the country, according to preliminary data released by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.
Read more on this biennial study ranking all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
BakerHostetler-Employment Law Spotlight
Different laws use different tests. More confusing, sometimes the same law uses different tests in different states. These rules are likely to change again soon. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has proposed a new test, and the Secretary of Labor has suggested that the Department of Labor (DOL) will do the same.
See where things stand as of October 2018.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new memorandum clarifying its enforcement stance on the anti-retaliation provisions of its electronic record-keeping rule muddied the waters for many experts.
Read about the mixed reactions to OSHA's recent memo.
Have you heard of "spread of hours" pay, "split shift" pay, and "call-in" pay? Don't be surprised if you haven't. New York has three extra pay requirements that aren't found in the New York Labor Law, but rather in industry-specific wage orders promulgated by the Commissioner of Labor.
Learn more about these three NY requirements.
The three frequency measures most often cited and published by NCCI are examined along with the primary uses of each measure.
Find out how NCCI measures and monitors changes in frequency.
Risk & Insurance
Analytics and good old-fashioned detective work have been singled out by investigators as key components in dismantling organized fraud rings.
to explore the perils of provider fraud and the changing landscape of the obstacles investigators face.
Insurers are prosecuting premium fraud, because it's creating unfair competition for honest businesses unable to compare with cheats reducing their expenses by failing to care for their workers.
Take a look at the various types of premium fraud, and why insurers are reluctant to investigate most offenders.
Look for "Part 3: How to Reduce Claimant Fraud by Narrowing Your Targets" in November's eNewsletter