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Walmart Opts Out

The Texas Tribune reports on Walmart's heavy blow to the Texas workers' compensation system when the retail giant decided to opt out in March 2012. Texas is currently the only state where employers can opt out of the workers' compensation system. Benefits for injured workers under private...

Oklahoma Opt Out Legislation Fails: A Post Mortem

By Thomas A. Robinson Late last Wednesday evening (April 25th), supporters of a controversial bill that would have allowed some Oklahoma employers to “opt out” of the state’s traditional workers’ compensation system [ see Oklahoma House Bill 2155 ] fell short of having sufficient...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/17/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Study Finds Opt Out/Privatization a Significant Trend in Workers’ Compensation . Towers Watson...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (1/14/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: New Survey Posted on Prescription Drug Management in Workers’ Compensation . PCI Praises President...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (6/10/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Sedgwick Releases White Paper on Oklahoma Opt Out Laws . ODG Posts Guide on Opioid Management Using...

Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Law Upheld By State Supreme Court

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld Senate Bill 1062, which replaced the state's Workers' Compensation Code with the Administrative Workers' Compensation Act, and which allows some employers to opt out of the state workers' compensation system under the Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit...

The Texas Blueprint for How to Lower Workers’ Comp Costs

After continued implementation of the 2005 reforms to the Texas workers’ compensation system, and legislative review of the system in 2011, 2013 was a year in which system stakeholders and other interested parties were able to step back and evaluate the current state of the Texas system and better...

Oklahoma: Divided OK Supreme Court “Opts Out” of Assuming Jurisdiction in Constitutional Challenge Case

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma, in a divided decision, has opted not to assume original jurisdiction in a constitutional challenge to the state’s controversial workers’ compensation opt out law. In its one line order, a majority of the court summarily denied a joint petition filed by two workers...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (5/26/2015)

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