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Business-Friendly Work Comp Bill to Go Into Effect Aug. 28

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 810 | 0 | 61 min read

A workers' compensation bill whose passage accomplished the Missouri Chamber of Commerce's two legislative priorities for the year will go into effect Aug. 28. Sen. Dave Schatz Senate Bill 66, which Gov. Eric Greitens signed in July, forbids injured workers from getting third and fourth opinions on their disability rating and toughens the burden of proof on workers attempting to convince a judge they were fired because of their workers' compensation claim status.  The bill also:  Reduces workers' compensation benefits by 50% if an employee tests positive for d...

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