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Kansas City looking for new homes for some city inmates

Dec. 5, 2019 3:26 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — About 110 Kansas City inmates housed in a rehabilitation center since this summer will be moved to new facilities because the center will lose its insurance in January. The city has been using Heartland Center for Behavioral Change as a jail since the Jackson County Detention...

Lawmakers looking at expanding PTSD coverage law

Nov. 22, 2019 1:53 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers have begun examining whether to expand a new law that provides certain workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder to firefighters, police and parole officers. The General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee heard...

Changes made to reduce cancer risk for Maryland firefighters

Nov. 3, 2019 8:01 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The first time Amy Dant was diagnosed with cancer, she thought it was bad luck. The second time, she suspected something else: that the job she loved was making her sick. The now-43-year-old Baltimore resident has fought fires since she was 19, first as a volunteer and then as a career...

Three Forks man pays $12K in restitution for work comp fraud

Oct. 22, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Three Forks man has paid just over $12,000 in restitution in a workers' compensation fraud case after investigators found he was competing in motocross races while saying he was unable to work. Prosecutors say 42-year-old Anthony Caruana reported suffering a knee injury in June 2015...

Contractor guilty in California wildfire death labor case

Oct. 16, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a bulldozer that overturned and killed the operator while battling a huge California wildfire has been found guilty of violating labor laws. KQED-TV says a Monterey County judge ruled Wednesday that Ian Czirban failed to have workers' compensation insurance that's...

Berkshire Hathaway completes sale of smaller insurance unit

Oct. 16, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's company has completed the sale of one of its smaller insurance companies. Berkshire Hathaway said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday it has sold Applied Underwriters, which sells workers' compensation insurance. Buffett said in...

Former Tyson attorney sues in Iowa for wrongful termination

Oct. 11, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former workers' compensation attorney for a Tyson Foods meatpacking division sued the company for wrongful termination, accusing company officials of making anti-gay slurs, filing false information in workers' compensation cases, and sex and age discrimination. Todd Beresford...