- Workers comp law precludes arbitration over employee termination
- North Carolina introduces sweeping opioid legislation
A joint-legislation bill introduced in North Carolina on Thursday would require doctors to prescribe opioids electronically and would limit prescriptions to a five-day supply, among a lengthy list of proposed reforms.
- Bill would allow comp opt-out for individual contactors, corporate officers
- California comp reforms generated $1.3B in savings
- Highway worker’s dragging claim not supported by evidence
A highway worker who claims he was dragged by a car while doing repair work on a bridge failed to show sufficient evidence that the incident occurred, a judge has ruled.
- Iowa comp reforms would limit benefits for older workers
The bill package also would block comp benefits for workers who were intoxicated at the time of an injury.
- House votes to block OSHA’s controversial Volks rule
The House of Representatives has passed a resolution to overturn a controversial OSHA rule that obligates employees to keep injury and illness records for five years.