the law constitutes 'an unconstitutional impairment of plaintiffs' contract with the State of Florida, an unconstitutional taking of private property.'
Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a proposed class of some 1.5 million members nationwide in Betty Dukes et al. vs. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., deciding that the class of plaintiffs did not have enough in common to pursue the lawsuit.Read More
If approved, Oklahoma would become the second state to adopt an alternative workers comp system. Texas has operated a similar opt-out system since 1913.
Back injuries reportedly comprised 26.3 percent of workers' comp payments in California between 2001 and 2011—the highest percentage of any injury type. Read More
The agency 'is taking a significant step toward realizing the commission's vision of ending employment discrimination and promoting equal opportunity' in the workplace, EEOC Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien said in the statement.
Testimony during the hearing showcased an employer's confusion over some of the act's rules.Read More
Administration officials did not address how the coverage would be provided if the employer was self-insured. That issue is expected to be addressed in regulations to be released later.Read More
The insurance company's lawsuit takes aim at the practice called 'balance billing,' which wallops some customers with fees big enough to buy a house.