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eNewsletter | October 2018

 
 


September 2018: The Top 13 Labor And Employment Law Stories

September 2018: The Top 13 Labor and Employment Law Stories
Fisher Phillips

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.

NCCI's Quarterly Economics Briefing - Q3 2018

NCCI's Quarterly Economics Briefing - Q3 2018
NCCI-Insights

NCCI's Quarterly Economics Briefing examines the current state of the economy and implications for workers compensation insurance.

The report is presented in three sections:
 

Section 1: The Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Workers' Compensation


Section 2: Changing Worker Demographics in the United States

Section 3: Economic Growth Above 4%: Temporary Bump of Future Trend?

New York Takes Top Spot for Workers' Comp Costs

New York Takes Top Spot for Workers’ Comp Costs
Business Journal

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.

What Is the State of Joint Employment?

What Is the State of Joint Employment?
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.

OSHA Anti-Retaliation Guidance Worries Stakeholders

OSHA Anti-Retaliation Guidance Worries Stakeholders
Business Insurance

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.

New York's "Extra Pay" Requirements for Non-Exempt Employees

New York’s “Extra Pay” Requirements for Non-Exempt Employees
Lexology

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.

NCCI Explains Its Top 3 Frequency Measures

NCCI Explains Its Top 3 Frequency Measures
NCCI-Insights

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.

The Changing Landscape of Workers' Comp Fraud: A Three Part Series

Risk & Insurance
 

Part 1: Why Physician Fraud Rings Are a Major Workers' Comp Issue and What You Can Do About Them

Why Physician Fraud Rings Are a Major Workers’ Comp Issue And What You Can Do About Them

Analytics and good old-fashioned detective work have been singled out by investigators as key components in dismantling organized fraud rings.

Read more to explore the perils of provider fraud and the changing landscape of the obstacles investigators face.
 

Part 2: Employer Premium Fraud is Hurting Everyone - Including Honest Businesses

Premium Fraud Is Hurting Everyone — Including Honest Businesses

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

 

 
     

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