Lawmakers approve workers’ compensation legislation
Published: April 5,2012
JACKSON — The Mississippi House has advanced a bill to make changes that manufacturers and business groups are seeking in the workers’ compensation system.
Senate Bill 2576 passed the House 59-58 today. The bill returns to the Senate for more work.
Among other things, the bill says if a worker is injured on the job, the employer could test the worker for drugs and alcohol.
Supporters say the bill would balance a system that now unfairly favors workers.
Opponents say the insurance system for paying for on-the-job injuries is already balanced and the changes would put too many hurdles between injured workers and payment.
The House changed the bill. The Senate can either accept those changes or seek final negotiations with the House.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Drew Brees settles lawsuit alleging investment fraud
- Doctor convicted of using phony church for tax shelter
- Ex-Delta mayor indicted, accused of stealing city property
- Cochran's legal counsel asks Court to toss McDaniel's lawsuit
- Williams-Sonoma expanding, adding nearly 1,000 jobs
- More than half-dozen groups file charter school applications
- Ex-baliff wants pay or her job back after termination
- State Rep. Patterson switches from Democrats to GOP
- Biloxi baseball project still alive but may be held for 2015