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VIAW Newswire 12.19.12

Posted on 02 January 2013 by admin

Employers Commend Progress To-Date on Workers’ Comp Reform

The Workers’ Compensation Action Network (WCAN) today applauded the administration of Governor Jerry Brown for achieving a key milestone toward implementation of Senate Bill 863, a comprehensive legislative reform to California’s $16 billion workers’ compensation system.


Dubious Tradition Holds in CA Compensation Process

California Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders tout an overhaul of the multibillion-dollar system of compensating disabled workers for job-related illnesses and injuries as a major accomplishment this year.


California Firefighters’ Political Spending Reflects Grudge

Among the hundreds of campaign expenses incurred by the state firefighters’ union political action committees this year, two relatively small line items reflect a grudge the organization has held for years.


LA Jury Awards $4.5 Million to Filipino Teachers

A federal jury awarded $4.5 million to Filipino teachers who paid large fees to obtain U.S. jobs through a placement agency.


North Carolina Legislature Corrects Workers’ Comp Privacy Mistakes

North Carolina’s Workers Comp privacy advocates had a field day earlier this year.

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