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Union Battle Draws 70,000 Protestors

Why the workers' comp community should pay attention to the Wisconsin union standoff The Fight For / Against Unions "The End of Unions?" That's the headline grabber at The Globe and Mail , a Canadian news agency, which reminds us about the national (and Canadian) consequences...

Federal Workers’ Compensation: Senate Committee Reviews Legislative Proposals

By Karen Yotis, Esq. On July 26, 2011, the United States Senate Com mittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, held a hearing entitled “Examining the Federal Workers’ Compensation...

Thomas A. Robinson on 2011 Year in Review: Top 10 Issues in Workers’ Compensation Law

In this LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis article, Thomas A. Robinson analyzes the top 10 workers’ compensation events for 2011, with an eye to the hot button issues for 2012. > You can purchase the article at the LexisNexis Bookstore . > Lexis.com subscribers can access the complete...

WCRI’s Baseline for Evaluating Impact of North Carolina’s 2011 Workers’ Comp Reforms: A Measuring Stick That Falls Short

By Vernon Sumwalt WCRI’s “ Baseline for Evaluating Impact of 2011 Reforms in North Carolina: CompScope™ Benchmarks, 12th Edition ” (the “WCRI study”) tries to provide a measuring stick to evaluate the 2011 amendments to the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation...

New York Workers’ Comp Stakeholders Continue to Absorb 2007 Reform Changes

During the past year, stakeholders in the workers’ compensation system in New York have continued to absorb legislative and administrative changes initiated by the 2007 reform. Maximum indemnity rates are now indexed to two-thirds of the State Average Weekly Wage. For accidents occurring on or...

Experts Debate Need for Federal Standards to Guide Workers’ Compensation Systems

In the Spring 2012 edition of the IAIABC Journal , John F. Burton, Jr. J.D., Ph.D. , Gregory Krohm, Ph.D. , and Douglas J. Holmes, J.D. participated in a roundtable discussion of topics that included the relationship between the federal Social Security Disability (SSDI) program and state workers’...

California: Paradigm Shift?

The workers' comp community is abuzz with rumors about the impending comprehensive comp reform bill. I've not yet seen the bill (which could still be revised before it is introduced in print in the next week or so). But based on the summary in Workcompcentral.com that ran yesterday, if the...