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Legislative Update Report No. 2014-07

In This Issue: - Federal Government - Alberta - British Columbia - Manitoba - New Brunswick - Newfoundland - Northwest Territories - Nova Scotia - Nunavut - Ontario - Prince Edward...more

Workers’ Compensation “Zombies” Invade West Virginia Legislature

In a move akin to the zombie apocalypse, a West Virginia legislator attempts to resurrect dead provisions in legislation filed on February 10, 2014. State Senator Jack Yost, a Democrat from Brooke County, introduced eight...more

Legislative Matters – Labor and Employment

The Maryland legislative session is in full swing. While there remains the possibility of additional bills being introduced which impact Maryland employers and employees (as well as other topics/citizens), the historical...more

Create Jobs through Regulatory Reform

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

North Carolina House Attempting to Revive Bill Ousting the Full Commission

Shortly after SB10 failed to pass the NC House 0-116, members of the House are now trying to revive the bill. ...more

California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2013

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

Colorado Construction Legislation Update

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

Capitol Report: Bill Revising Florida’s 2012 Captive Insurance Law Passed By 2013 Florida Legislature

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

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 10: Slow and Steady Movement by Senate and House

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

Nonsubscriber Legislative Update

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

California Chamber of Commerce Releases Its 2013 List of “Job Killer” Bills

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

Recently Enacted Legislation of Interest to California Employers

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

More than 20 new insurance-related bills signed into law by Governor Brown

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

California Legislature Passes Insurance-Related Bills Prior to Ending 2012 Session

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

Bill That Could Nullify Howell Moves Forward

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

New Written Notice Required To New Employees In 2012

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

Illinois Workers’ Comp Bill Passes

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

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Legislation/Reform

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

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform, May 18, 2011

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

Decline in Trade Union Membership in the UK and some very interesting statistics

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

Industrial Relations (Voting Procedures) Bill rejected in UK Parliament

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

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform Not Yet Enacted

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

Proposed Illinois Legislation Would Decimate Workers’ Compensation

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

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform, Abolish the Commission

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

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform Spring 2011

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

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