Archive for March, 2011

WC legislation in Montana

Historic WC legislation on the way towards passage. Read the bill (pdf)… A summary write up…

Workers’ compensation in Montana and Illegal Immigrants

From the what were they thinking department. Bad law passed by the Montana Legislature during the 2011 session…this is a prime example of mid- and long-term unintended consequences. The bill will not reduce WC costs in MT in any substantive way, only 8 claims found by State Fund in 8,000 that ‘might’ be brought by undocumented workers. The bill unfortunately will open up direct litigation against employers by eliminating the exclusive remedy. Bad law. Go to Workers’ Compensation Dot Com for a brief write up…

Supreme Court rejects hearing on WC and illegal aliens

United States Supreme Court rejects hearing regarding coverage under WC for illegal aliens.