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In light of the fact that the NC Senate is preparing to vote on a recently-passed House bill, it is appropriate to revisit one topic that may be addressed by the Senate in the coming days. The House passed Senate Bill 112...more
Shortly after SB10 failed to pass the NC House 0-116, members of the House are now trying to revive the bill. ...more
The deadline for Assembly bills to be passed by the California State Assembly and for Senate bills to be passed by the California State Senate was last Friday, May 31. ...more
The 2013 Colorado Legislative Session ended on May 8, 2013. Although construction issues were not at the forefront, a few bills pertinent to the construction industry did appear and pass this Session. This advisory provides...more
Committee Substitute for House Bill 1191 (CS/HB 1191) makes several changes to Florida’s captive insurance law to remedy unintended consequences that may have resulted from the 2012 enactment of Committee Substitute for...more
As the Alabama Legislature moves closer to adjournment, legislation is making slow but steady progress. Tuesday and Thursday marked the 21st and 22nd days of the 2013 Regular Session. With only eight legislative days left and...more
As we near the end of the regular session of the Texas legislature (May 27), we wanted to give you a quick update on the status of various proposed nonsubscriber-related bills. Similar measures to these have been proposed...more
The California Chamber of Commerce has just released its annual list of “job killer” bills that have been proposed in the California Legislature. This year’s list identifies 32 proposed laws, including six new “Costly...more
September 30 was the last day for California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to sign or veto bills passed by the State Legislature during its 2011-2012 Regular Session. Governor Brown signed several bills of interest to...more
September 30, 2012, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2012 regular legislative session....more
The California Legislature’s regular 2012 session ended on August 31. In the last days of the session, legislators passed hundreds of bills, including several insurance-related measures. Here are noteworthy insurance-related...more
California trial lawyers have made no secret of their intent to nullify the Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. decision with new legislation this year.
If Howell is nullified or restricted by legislation this...more
The California Legislature was very active this year, as it has regularly been in the past. While California Governor Brown vetoed many proposed new laws, several important employment-related legislative bills were signed...more
As we discussed in recent posts, changes to Illinois’ workers’ compensation have been on the horizon for a few months now. One sticking point in recent drafts of the proposed legislation that was of great concern was the...more
It is May 22, 2011 and the Illinois Legislature has until May 31st to deform Work Comp. Word is that they will stay in session every day until the end. It is clear that there is a strong desire by the Democrats in the House...more
Yes, Workers’ Compensation “reform” is still on the minds of the Illinois legislators. This morning the following email alert from the Illinois Trial Lawyers was in my mailbox:
Strong rumor that Democratic leadership may...more
Philip Henson, Partner, and head of employment law, in the City of London law firm Bargate Murray discusses the key findings of new Government report showing the decline of Trade Union membership in the UK....more
A motion for leave to introduce a Private Members’ Bill which would have made some strikes illegal if they were not supported by a majority of union members at that workplace has been rejected. The discussion about the Bill,...more
As we recently reported, reform of the Illinois workers’ compensation system is on the horizon and there has been a strong push by some legislators to amend the Workers’ Compensation Act (the “Act”) in ways that will reduce...more
Last week, Illinois Representative John Bradley introduced House Bill 1032. This proposed legislation would effectively repeal the Workers’ Compensation Act, leaving injured workers to fend for themselves in Illinois...more
I am sure you have read the Illinois Statehouse News. State Representative John Bradley, Democrat, filed an amendment to House Bill 1032 calling for the end of the Workers’ Compensation system in Illinois. He is quoted in the...more
Well, if you thought the fight was over when the fall veto session concluded, you were wrong. Two Senate bills by passed the Committee process and could very well make their way to a vote on the Senate floor as early as...more
Unless you are injured, or know a loved one who has been hurt on the job, a decision to vote usually does not take into consideration the issue of Workers’ Compensation. In less than 30 days, the voters of Illinois will elect...more