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September 2020 Blog

  • More Covid News

    Many of us are ready to talk about anything other than politics and Covid-19 at this point.  Unfortunately, if you are on social media, or if you watch television, you can’t avoid either.  Dealing with Covid-19 is of course still very much a part of our personal and professional lives; the workers’ compensation arena is…

    Posted 9/29/2020
  • Phishing Attack Accesses Outlook Credentials

    Hackers have developed a phishing scheme that appears to legitimately come from the employee’s company.  The user receives an email that some important looking emails have been held and must be reviewed within 3 days.  When the employee clicks on the link, they are brought to the company’s legitimate website and are asked to enter…

    Posted 9/21/2020
  • Workers’ Comp Fundamentals: Permanent Disability Benefits in South Carolina

    We typically use our blog to provide timely updates on workers’ compensation issues in South Carolina, but from time to time it is helpful to get back to the basics.  Today’s post is a refresher on permanent disability benefits in South Carolina. If a doctor assigns an employee a permanent physical impairment rating when the…

    Posted 9/14/2020
  • ATM Cash Out Scheme

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) have identified malicious malware and indicators of compromise (IOCs) used by the North Korean government in an automated teller machine (ATM) cash-out scheme.  The government is calling these actors BeagleBoyz.  This…

    Posted 9/9/2020
  • Statutory Employment

    Everyone is familiar with the terms “upstream contractor” and “statutory employer” as they are defined in the South Carolina Workers Compensation Act, specifically Sections 42-1-400 through 42-1-450.  The underlying reason for statutory employment is to provide the benefits of compensation to those workers who are exposed to the risk of the “owner’s” business and put…

    Posted 9/8/2020