workers comp http://kvpr.org en Deal Speeds Athletes Workers' Comp Bill Through Capitol Committee http://kvpr.org/post/deal-speeds-athletes-workers-comp-bill-through-capitol-committee <p class="p1">A workers’ compensation bill that’s provoked a high-stakes lobbying fight between professional sports teams and players unions has passed a key hurdle in the California legislature.</p><p class="p1">The bill would prevent out-of-state athletes from filing claims in California’s workers’ comp system.&nbsp; Under a deal reached to move the measure forward, athletes who spend part of their career in the state would be eligible only if they play a certain amount of time for California teams.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 01:39:57 +0000 Ben Adler 18135 at http://kvpr.org Deal Speeds Athletes Workers' Comp Bill Through Capitol Committee Governor Brown Signs Workers' Compensation Overhaul Bill http://kvpr.org/post/governor-brown-signs-workers-compensation-overhaul-bill <p>California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that makes changes to the state’s worker’s compensation system. The changes were part of a compromise between labor unions and businesses.</p><p>The law is designed to increase benefits to injured workers while reducing workers’ compensation costs for employers. It passed the legislature on a bipartisan vote despite some lawmakers’ complaints that there was little time to discuss it.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 22:36:41 +0000 Amy Quinton 4182 at http://kvpr.org Governor Brown Signs Workers' Compensation Overhaul Bill California Workers Comp Bill Blasted By Disabled and Attorneys http://kvpr.org/post/california-workers-comp-bill-blasted-disabled-and-attorneys <p>California disabled workers and their attorneys are angered by a new workers’ compensation bill circulating through the Capitol. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the groups argue it harms severely injured workers the most.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 01:10:24 +0000 Amy Quinton 2988 at http://kvpr.org