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OSHA Guidelines Put a Damper on Employee Safety Incentive Programs

Jennifer L. Eaton
Jul 2012 , Vol. VI, No.1 Authored by Jennifer Eaton In March, OSHA issued a memorandum that discussed acceptable and unacceptable safety incentive programs. OSHA affirms that employers are not allowed to intentionally or unintentionally provide incentives to employees to not report injuries. OSHA identifies positive incentive programs that are allowed. These positive incentive programs ...
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New Rule on Distracted Service Vehicle Driving Makes Unsafe Habits Expensive

Construction
Jennifer L. Eaton
Jul 2012 , Vol. VI, No.1 Authored by Jennifer Eaton At the beginning of this year, the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) prohibited service vehicle drivers from using hand-held devices while driving. The DOT defines a service vehicle as any commercial motor vehicle. Examples of service vehicles include buses, freight carriers, and carriers of hazardous ...
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Sup. Ct Hands Down New Opinoins

Vandeventer Black
Found Here: https://appellate.nccourts.org/opinions/?c=sc&year=2012 There is a workers' comp case here: https://appellate.nccourts.org/opinions/?c=1&pdf=28837 A Rule 9(j) case here: https://appellate.nccourts.org/opinions/?c=1&pdf=28831 ...
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Preventing Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Vandeventer Black
According to some statistics, workers’ compensation fraud contributes significantly to the annual estimated 30 billion dollar insurance fraud problem. Fraudulent workers’ compensation claims drain time and resources that are meant to assist workers legitimately injured on the job, and cost employers in higher insurance premiums. Though insurance fraud can be a staggering problem, there are ...
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