Latest Workers' compensation News

Former Tyson attorney sues in Iowa for wrongful termination

Oct. 11, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former workers' compensation attorney for a Tyson Foods meatpacking division sued the company for wrongful termination, accusing company officials of making anti-gay slurs, filing false information in workers' compensation cases, and sex and age discrimination. Todd Beresford...

Nelly Nicol of Billings running for state auditor

Oct. 3, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Billings woman who has spent much of her career in the workers compensation insurance industry is seeking the Republican nomination for Montana State Auditor and Insurance Commissioner. Nelly Nicol announced her candidacy Thursday, saying she would work to protect Montana consumers...

Injured Iowa workers face delays in getting hearing dates

Sep. 25, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Injured Iowa workers seeking benefits from their employers are waiting longer to get their hearing dates as a state agency transitions to a new filing system. Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner Joseph Cortese told lawmakers in a letter Tuesday that a moratorium on scheduling...

Ohio injured worker plans $1.5B in dividends for employers

Sep. 21, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's insurance fund for injured workers tells employers to watch their mailboxes as it prepares to send out dividend checks totaling around $1.5 billion. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation says strong investment returns, fewer injury claims and agency cost savings are behind...

Arizona state senator seeks cap pay bill for city officials

Sep. 20, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona state senator has announced plans to introduce legislation that would prohibit city officials from earning more than the governor, officials said. Republican Sen. Paul Boyer said that would mean no employee could make more than Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's current $95,000 salary....

California adds wage, benefit protections for gig workers

Sep. 18, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor on Wednesday signed sweeping labor legislation that aims to give wage and benefit protections to rideshare drivers at companies such as Uber and Lyft and to as many as a million workers across other industries. The closely watched proposal could have national...

Workers' compensation cost soars 54% for state employees

Sep. 17, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The cost of workers' compensation in the state of Rhode Island has increased 54% in the last decade, alarming state leaders. WPRI reports more than 200 active state employees were out on workers' compensation in June, as well as an additional 315 former employees. The increase has...

Montana State Fund declares $30M dividend

Sep. 14, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana State Fund board of directors has declared a $30 million dividend to be paid to its safest policyholders. The Great Falls Tribune reports that the Montana State Fund is the state's largest workers' compensation insurance company, insuring nearly 25,000 Montana businesses,...

Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill

Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work have approved sweeping legislation designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants Uber and Lyft vowed to keep fighting the changes, possibly by bankrolling an expensive fight...

Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill

Sep. 11, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work approved sweeping legislation Wednesday designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants Uber and Lyft vowed to keep fighting the changes, possibly by bankrolling an expensive...