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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.

http://tinyurl.com/buwm8tv

 

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.

http://tinyurl.com/cc3y3hj

 

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.

http://tinyurl.com/bumyma3

 

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.

http://tinyurl.com/calr8ps

 

North Carolina Legislature Corrects Workers’ Comp Privacy Mistakes

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

http://tinyurl.com/4xblrsz

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