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eNewsletter | August 2019

 
 


July 2019: The Top 18 Labor and Employment Law Stories

July 2019: The Top 18 Labor and Employment Law Stories
Fisher Phillips

Labor and employment law is constantly evolving with new developments every month.

Look and see what the latest changes are.

Report: Written Workers' Comp Premium in California to Fall by $1B in 2019

Report: Written Workers’ Comp Premium in California to Fall by $1B in 2019
Insurance Journal

Expect workers' compensation insurance rates in California to continue to fall, with total written premium expected to drop by $1 billion or more for 2019 despite the positive impacts of continued economic growth, a new report shows.

Check out the report by Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California.

2019 Regulatory and Legislative Trends Report

2019 Regulatory and Legislative Trends Report
NCCI-Insights

The 2019 Regulatory and Legislative Trends Report provides an overview of key legislative, regulatory, judicial, and other developments affecting the workers' compensation system.

Read more on the latest actions and trends in this NCCI report.

Employers Beware: New Jersey Enacts One of the Toughest "Wage Theft" Laws in the Country

Employers Beware: New Jersey Enacts One of the Toughest “Wage Theft” Laws in the Country
Lexology

On August 6, 2019, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed the New Jersey Wage Theft Act (WTA) into law. The law has been touted by proponents as the toughest wage theft statute in the country.

See how this law will affect New Jersey employers.

Independent Workers Have Greater Share of Fatalities from Falls, Slips and Trips

Independent Workers Have Greater Share of Fatalities from Falls, Slips and Trips
Workers' Comp Insights

According to a report released from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatalities among independent workers account for almost 12 percent of all workplace deaths in 2016-2017 and independent workers have a disproportionately higher share of fatalities due to falls, slips and trips.

Read further to learn more on the findings in BLS’s report.

California Proposes Comp Rate Decrease of 5.4%

California Proposes Comp Rate Decrease of 5.4%
Business Insurance

The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California proposed in its Jan. 1, 2020, pure premium rate filing submitted to the California Department of Insurance that rates be about 5.4% less than the current advisory pure premium rates.

See more on the WCIRB proposed rate filing.

Fatal Falls in Construction: Total Deaths Rise, but Rate Falls, Report Shows

Fatal Falls in Construction: Total Deaths Rise, but Rate Falls, Report Shows
Safety+Health

The number of fatal falls to a lower level among construction workers increased from 2011 to 2017 - reflecting a surge in employment - although the rate of such incidents decreased 25%, according to a recent report from the Center for Construction Research and Training.

Take a look at the results from CPWR's report.

 
     

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