Workers’ Compensation

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) are planning open forums statewide during the month of April to begin discussions about current issues in the California Workers’ Compensation system. Improvements in the system are needed to get injured workers back to work and to remove the imbalance of Read more

Last May Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed Senate Bill 878, a bill overhauling the state’s workers’ compensation system. The measure is effective August 26, 2011, but various provisions have different operative dates. It includes a variety of changes aimed at reining in costs and getting injured workers back on the job sooner. Among the key Read more

In April, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law a comprehensive workers’ compensation reform bill after a nearly yearlong process during which business and labor groups reached a deal that gained unanimous passage in the Legislature. The Substitute for House Bill 2134, which is described as the first significant reform to Kansas workers’ compensation laws Read more