|A Warm Fire But No Sense Of Tomorrow On Workers’ Compensation Or Even Double Minimum Wage In Northern Baja.|
By Lonce Lamonte - February 20, 2020
I woke up on a chilly Christmas morning just a little less than two months ago feeling content after a night of pervasive rain. I felt happy on my own and well rested in the arms of the Lord as I lay quietly for just a bit before getting up and readying myself to drive to Dymitri’s for breakfast.
Dymitri’s La Fonda Hotel and Restaurant is in LaMisión further south of the Half-Way House a few kilometers just over midway between Tijuana and Ensenada. It’s a truly divine “feel-good” place.
Dmytri always has the fireplace lit and roaring in his main dining room. One can even sit at the bar close to the street and view the fire with a view of the waves on either side. On this nippy morning I felt sure Dmytri would have plenty of wood to keep the fire well fed.
|Firefighter In Florida Wins $40,000 Settlement For His Claim Of Discrimination And Retaliation|
By Lonce Lamonte - February 12, 2020
David Tom, a former Florida firefighter, has won a $40,000 settlement in a lawsuit claiming racial discrimination and workplace retaliation against the Indian Harbour Beach Volunteer Fire Department and the city of Indian Harbour Beach, according to a Florida news outlet, Florida Today.
According to Florida Today, David Tom of Palm Bay worked from April 2015 until June 2016 as the fire department's only Asian firefighter. About two months after he joined the department and was sleeping in the fire station, a drunken firefighter woke him, and called him a profane racial epithet, as U.S. District Judge Roy Dalton wrote in his Jan. 13 order.
|California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services to Implement Second Medicare Correction to the Annual Update|
By Lonce Lamonte and the DWC Newsline - February 11, 2020
In December 2019, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) posted an order adjusting the Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform to relevant 2020 changes in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor Code section 5307.1.
|George Hills Co., Inc. Acquires Risk Management Services, Inc. |
By Lonce Lamonte - February 10, 2020
George Hills Co. Inc., a third-party administrator based in Rancho Cordova, California, has acquired Sebastopol, California based Trinity Adjustors Inc., dba Risk Management Services Inc.
Risk Management Services provides claims administration and adjusting to public entities. The acquisition expands George Hills’ presence in the claims management market in the California public sector. The lines handled are mostly general liability, products liability, and property claims.
February 5, 2020 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments / Ambulatory Surgical Centers
January 30, 2020 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section)
January 27, 2020 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on April 18th 2020
January 23, 2020 - Court rules in favor of National Ink & Stitch in case of ransomware attack
January 17, 2020 - Tristar Insurance Group Acquires Aspen Risk Management. Now Tristar Says It's Back In The Loss Control And Safety Field.
January 16, 2020 - iUnlimited Investigations, Inc. Announces iForward Scholarship Fund Initiative