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New Florida Law Defines Negligence in Workers' Compensation Cases

Personal injury cases often turn on whether one party was negligent. However, at law, negligence can have several different meanings. In some personal injury cases, the specific issue in the case comes down to whether the defendant was "grossly negligent," or merely just "negligent."<p>One such …

Berkshire units ordered to halt California workers' comp policy sales

(Reuters) - California's insurance commissioner has ordered two Berkshire Hathaway Inc insurance units to stop selling some workers' compensation policies that he considers illegal.<p>Commissioner Dave Jones on Wednesday issued a "cease and desist order" preventing Berkshire's Applied Underwriters Inc …

Gig economy workers injured on the job should get workers’ comp protections

“On demand” or “gig economy” jobs are among the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Many on-demand businesses, however, have figured out how to avoid responsibility for worker safety and workers’ compensation—simply by labeling their workers as “independent contractors” who are supposedly in …

Worker's Comp Suit Claims Widespread Gender Discrimination | Inc.com

Benefits are critical for retaining employees. Some mandated by law, like worker's comp, go beyond comfort to create protection for employees. But a new lawsuit brought in California claims that the system penalizes women and provides unequal compensation for injuries.<p>Unlike many lawsuits that …

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Insurers plug in to domestic technology

It is a common trick: leave the lights on when you go away and potential burglars will think you are still at home and look for easier opportunities …

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Big data analysis to transform insurance industry

Big data analysis has revolutionised many areas of modern life — from healthcare, to politics, to sport — yet not so far the property insurance …