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eNewsletter | October 2019

 
 


September 2019: The Top 11 Labor and Employment Law Stories

September 2019: The Top 11 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 11 stories.

Workers' Compensation Premiums Up 2.2% in First Half of 2019

Workers’ Compensation Premiums Up 2.2% in First Half of 2019
Insurance Journal

In the aggregate, workers' compensation insurers reported a modest increase in direct written premiums in the U.S. for the first six months of 2019 versus the same period 2018, up 2.2%.

Take a look at the data reported by insurers to NAIC.

Shock and Awe! California Employers Face Onslaught of New Regulations

Shock and Awe! California Employers Face Onslaught of New Regulations
Littler

With the usual flurry of activity at the end of the legislative session, California has enacted a slew of bills with labor and employment ramifications.

Here's a review of the significant developments applicable to CA employers.

The New DOL Final Overtime Rule: What it Means for Employers

The New DOL Final Overtime Rule: What it Means for Employers
Lexology

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a highly anticipated final rule that updates the salary thresholds necessary to qualify for overtime exemptions - often referred to as the "salary level test" - under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (the 2019 Final Rule).

Learn more on how this new rule will affect employers.

5 Ways Telemedicine Can Cut Costs Without Cutting Corners in Workers' Comp

5 Ways Telemedicine Can Cut Costs Without Cutting Corners in Workers’ Comp
Risk & Insurance

From making it easy for workers in rural areas to see a doctor to ensuring injured workers don't skip appointments.

See how telemedicine is improving care in workers' comp.

California Reforms Saving Comp Industry Billions: WCIRB

California Reforms Saving Comp Industry Billions: WCIRB
Business Insurance

Legislation passed in California in 2012 and 2013 have provided significant costs savings to the state's workers compensation system.

Read more on the cost monitoring update released by WCIRB.

Even Monkeys Cannot Explain Why Companies Insist on Subrogation Waivers

Even Monkeys Cannot Explain Why Companies Insist on Subrogation Waivers
Claims Journal

Most state workers' compensation laws, or cases construing them, allow the employer and its carrier to waive its right to subrogate against a third party that caused or contributed to an employee's injury.

See why the purpose of a subrogation waiver is not well understood and is a subject of some confusion in the marketplace.

 
     

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