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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.