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
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Top Posts & Pages
- Officials set hunting dates for birds; expands dove season by 20 days
- FLIPPING OUT — Flipping houses is popular in much of the country, but in Mississippi ...
- REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55
- MBJ Special report: MDA numbers help with cities’ retail pitches
- Brandon man hauls in record 756-pound alligator
- COO of TL Wallace Construction keeps eye on revenue growth and profits
- Is cotton looking too good? Farmers facing weaker prices
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- Woman found guilty of murder in buttocks injection case