Uncategorized

/Uncategorized

Oklahoma Commission Declares Opt-Out Unconstitutional and Unenforceable

By |2016-03-11T03:10:09+00:00March 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

In an extended opinion released February 26, 2016, the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission held Based upon these findings and conclusions we hold that the Oklahoma Employee lnjury Benefit Act, in establishing and defining the conditions to be a Qualified Benefit Plan at section 203, denies equal protection to injured workers in oklahoma, and that Section 203, [...]

Comments Off on Oklahoma Commission Declares Opt-Out Unconstitutional and Unenforceable

Appointments to Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) Announced – terms limited

By |2016-03-11T03:08:26+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

On January 20, 2016, Secretary Perez selected 15 members and a Special Agency Liaison to serve on the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH). On April 29, 2015, the Secretary of Labor previously announced the renewal of MACOSH, and the MACOSH charter was signed on April 30, 2015, with an expiration date after [...]

Comments Off on Appointments to Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) Announced – terms limited

National Advisory Committee On Safety and Health Meeting March 4th to Hear Comments on OSHA Draft Guidelines

By |2016-02-22T00:32:14+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

On March 4, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 the National Advisory Committee on Safety and Health will meeting in Room N–5437A, Conference Rooms A–B, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. to consider and make recommendations on OSHA’s draft Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines. The draft guidelines may be found at [...]

Comments Off on National Advisory Committee On Safety and Health Meeting March 4th to Hear Comments on OSHA Draft Guidelines

Workers’ Compensation Issues in President Obama’s FY 2017 Budget

By |2016-02-22T00:35:47+00:00February 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

The following new and significant items related to workers compensation were included in the President’s Budget proposal for FY 2017 Social Security Administration The budget re-proposes the development of a process to collect workers’ compensation (WC) information in a timely manner from states and private insurers in order to correctly offset SSDI benefits and reduce SSI [...]

Comments Off on Workers’ Compensation Issues in President Obama’s FY 2017 Budget

President Obama’s FY 2017 Budget Seeks National Employment Classification Standards, Including for Workers’ Comp. and Unemployment Comp.

By |2016-02-22T00:42:45+00:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Obama FY 2017 proposes once again to address “misclassification” of employee issues and independent contractor issues, citing not only the need for uniformity for federal employment tax administration, reporting and enforcement, but also for state based determinations for unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation purposes. See https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/tax-policy/Documents/General-Explanations-FY2017.pdf for details. The proposal seeks a single federally determined [...]

Comments Off on President Obama’s FY 2017 Budget Seeks National Employment Classification Standards, Including for Workers’ Comp. and Unemployment Comp.

2015 State Workers’ Comp. Fiscal Data Research Bulletin Available

By |2015-09-16T17:36:54+00:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

The annual Workers’ Compensation Fiscal Data Research Bulletin showing state workers’ compensation system payments and costs from 2004 to 2013 is now available to UWC Members on the Members Only page at http://www.uwcstrategy.org/uwc-members-only/products/ The publication is also available for purchase by the public and UWC members through the book shop Members only discounts - http://www.uwcstrategy.org/product-category/members-only-book-shop/ Nonmember [...]

Comments Off on 2015 State Workers’ Comp. Fiscal Data Research Bulletin Available

House Expected to Vote on Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate Legislation

By |2015-04-16T21:27:07+00:00March 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce and House Ways and Means Committees today introduced H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, to permanently replace Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). The agreement builds upon H.R. 1470, the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation to replace the SGR formula [...]

Comments Off on House Expected to Vote on Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate Legislation

TRIA Extension Signed by President Available On-line

By |2015-01-16T20:32:52+00:00January 12th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

On January 12th President Obama signed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015. The act as signed may be accessed on line at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-114hr26enr/pdf/BILLS-114hr26enr.pdf UWC worked with a broad based business coalition in support of the legislation to expedite its passage after Congress did not enact the extension last year

Comments Off on TRIA Extension Signed by President Available On-line

Senate Passes TRIA Extension – President Expected to Sign

By |2015-01-16T18:59:26+00:00January 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

By a vote of 93-4 with 3 not voting the Senate this afternoon passed HR 26, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Authorization Act of 2015. The bill received expedited consideration in the House and in the Senate and is expected to be signed by the President. The most recent version of the text available on line [...]

Comments Off on Senate Passes TRIA Extension – President Expected to Sign

TRIA Extension and end of 2014 Legislative Enactments Impacting Workers’ Compensation

By |2015-01-16T19:14:26+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

The TRIA Extension legislation (S 2244) ran out of time before it could be enacted due to a late objection by then Senator Tom Coburn (OK). The TRIA bill is now being taken up by the House. Also, at the end of December before adjourning for the year Congress passed and the President signed a number [...]

Comments Off on TRIA Extension and end of 2014 Legislative Enactments Impacting Workers’ Compensation

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.