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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...

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’...

Missouri Supreme Court Allows V.A. to Intervene in Comp Cases

The Veteran’s Administration can now intervene in Missouri’s worker’s compensation cases to try to collect payment for medical services provided to veterans, even when an employer never authorized the care and no state rule allows it, according to a recent case from the Missouri Supreme...

The Adversaries and Frenemies of Workers’ Compensation

Coming down on the side of a system that endures “You have enemies? Good, that means you stood up for something.” – Eminem By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. and Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D. When it comes to workers’ compensation, some folks are just gonna hate. And others, well...

Opt Outs to Workers’ Compensation: The Real Disconnect in What Is Being Said and What Is Being Implemented

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC The National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference generally serves as a pretty good barometer of what the industry focus will be in the upcoming year and it is evident that 2016 will be all about opt-out. Given that it was...

Federalization of Workers’ Comp: Politics, Opt-Outs and Survival of the State-Based Status Quo

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq., Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter A chronicle of workers’ compensation in the United States tells the story of a persistent (but failing) federal advocacy that gives way to entrenched special interests . . . Every ...

IAIABC Taking Part in Shaping the Future of Workers’ Compensation

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC On April 20, 2016, the IAIABC kicked off the National Conversation on the Future of Workers’ Compensation at its Forum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In a three hour session, questions were presented to about 100 attendees to debate in round...