• Maryland Senate passes comp bill to cover medical marijuana

    The Maryland Senate unanimously passed a bill on Monday to require the coverage of medical marijuana for workers compensation, but also states that employers are not responsible for workplace injuries caused by employee misuse of the medical cannabis.

  • N.M. firefighter PTSD comp bill heads to governor

    A bill that would provide workers compensation for firefighters suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, whose condition results in physical or mental impairment and/or death, is now heading to the New Mexico governor’s office.

  • 2020 budget proposes to maintain OSHA funding

    Funding for federal safety enforcement and workplace inspections will increase slightly in 2020, but overall funding for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be reduced by $254,000, according to President Donald Trump’s proposed 2020 budget.

  • Law ambiguous on whether comp claim is exempt in bankruptcy

    A circuit court referred a case for consideration to the Illinois Supreme Court to decide if a workers compensation settlement can be exempt in a bankruptcy proceeding.

  • Opioids affect 75% of US workplaces: Study

    Seventy-five percent of U.S. employers say they have been directly affected by opioids, but only 17% of them feel “extremely well prepared” to manage the issue, according to survey results released Monday by the National Safety Council.