- $1.53 an hour for lawyer fees? Not in Florida, court says Updated: Apr-28-16 4:10 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court struck down a law limiting lawyer fees in workers' compensation cases on Thursday, saying the $1.53 hourly rate a lawyer was paid to help an injured worker was "absurdly low."
- Flying autopilot with target-date funds: Points to consider Updated: Apr-28-16 11:43 am
NEW YORK - What's in your 401(k)? For more of us, the answer is just a single fund.
- NY inspector general accuses prison guard of benefits fraud Updated: Apr-28-16 5:47 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's inspector general says a state prison guard has been charged with fraud and grand larceny, accused of stealing more than $38,000 in sick leave and workers' compensation benefits by falsifying medical records.
- City of Piedmont to eliminate health benefits for employees Updated: Apr-21-16 2:06 pm
PIEDMONT, West Virginia - City of Piedmont officials have voted to terminate health benefits for city employees.
- California pension fund won't drop tobacco divestment talks Updated: Apr-18-16 5:51 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The board overseeing the nation's largest public-employee pension fund will consider reinvesting in tobacco stocks it sold off more than a decade ago.
- Bethel considers more than tripling cost of health care Updated: Apr-16-16 2:26 pm
BETHEL, Alaska - Bethel is considering raising the cost of health care for city employees by more than $100 a month in hopes of cutting down on a general fund deficit.
- State investment board hands out $11.1 million in bonuses Updated: Apr-15-16 1:27 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The board that handles investments for the state's pension fund announced Friday that trustees have approved $11.1 million in bonuses for staff members who helped produce strong returns.
- Coal's in crosshairs, but Vermont not done quitting tobacco Updated: Apr-14-16 4:42 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's debate over divesting coal and oil from its pension portfolio appears to have smoked out an uncomfortable truth: Nearly 20 years after the state proclaimed its pension funds tobacco-free, they still contain some tobacco investments.
- Court rules errors don't preclude unemployment benefits Updated: Apr-14-16 2:09 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Employees cannot be denied unemployment benefits in Wisconsin for inadvertent errors, even if the worker has been repeatedly warned about such errors, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.
- Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down workers' comp rule Updated: Apr-12-16 8:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down part of the state's workers' compensation law, saying the provisions deprived workers of their due process rights and created a subclass of workers.
- A fact check of accusations in Pennsylvania's Senate race Updated: Apr-11-16 3:46 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Accusations are being hurled in the Democratic Party's primary race for U.S. Senate between John Fetterman, Katie McGinty and Joe Sestak, and some of them are missing the mark.
- Amount of opioids prescribed to injured Ohio workers falls Updated: Apr-09-16 11:25 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The amount of opioids prescribed to injured Ohio workers has fallen significantly since the state's insurance fund for injured workers created a pharmacy management program amid concerns about painkiller usage.
- Kalamazoo County administrator gets $65K severance payment Updated: Apr-08-16 11:39 am
KALAMAZOO, Michigan - A Kalamazoo County administrator from Iowa who resigned following allegations of mistreatment of women is getting a $65,000 severance payment.
- Woman ordered to pay back $11,000 in unemployment benefits Updated: Apr-07-16 12:12 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A New Mexico woman has been ordered to pay back more than $11,000 in unemployment benefits.
- Senate majority pauses retirement bill after new estimates Updated: Apr-04-16 9:50 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Senate majority announced Monday that legislation calling for increased local contributions to the public employees' retirement system was on hold given new actuarial estimates. The GOP-led majority, however, said it plans to continue discussions on legislation that would increase local contributions for the teachers' retirement system.
- Thousands of miners rally over pensions, health benefits Updated: Apr-01-16 7:38 pm
WAYNESBURG, Pennsylvania - Thousands of miners and their supporters rallied Friday in southwestern Pennsylvania in a show of solidarity to safeguard their pensions and health benefits.
- Administrator of Ohio's workers comp fund resigns Updated: Apr-01-16 1:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The head of the state's insurance fund for injured workers is stepping down from his job this month.