NATL. - Wisconsin Still Reports Highest Incident Rate in Midwest
Wisconsin had the highest injury rate among Midwestern states in 2018 while Illinois had the lowest, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a new report.
The annual report looked at nine Midwestern states and found little change from the previous year. In both 2017 and 2018, Wisconsin had an incident rate of 3.6 cases per 100 full-t...
IL - Office of the Future? Building Redesigned to Reduce Virus Claims
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It may seem an expensive way to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and related injury claims, but office developers in Chicago are hoping a new building design will do just that.
The $26 million Fulton East, set to open later this summer, will be one of the first office buildings in the country designed and redesigned with contagion concern...
CT - Some In-Person Hearings to Resume Aug. 1
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The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission will allow a limited number of in-person hearings starting Aug.1, but parties must wear face coverings and stay more than 6 feet apart.
Hearings should continue to be held online through Microsoft Teams video conferencing, but commissioners may schedule in-person proceedings if a telec...
MN - 1,500 Frontline Workers File Claims Since Presumption Law Passed
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Since Minnesota lawmakers in April approved a COVID-19 presumption law for frontline workers, more than 1,500 of them have filed workers' comp claims after catching the disease, state officials said.
The state Department of Labor and Industry had received 2,018 COVID-19-related claims by June 26, according to a news report. Some 1,567 of those...