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Legislature Passes Bill to Prohibit Benefits Awarded From False Statements

Friday, April 14, 2017 | 1438 | 0 | 0 min read

Montana lawmakers sent to Gov. Steve Bullock a bill that would prohibit workers who fail to disclose a medical condition relevant to the essential functions of a new job from receiving workers’ compensation benefits in certain situations. Senate Bill 116, by Sen. Mark Blasdel, R-Kalispell, would bar workers from collecting medical or indemnity benefits if they knowingly or willfully make a false representation about their physical condition the employer relied upon when making the hiring decision, and if there is a causal connection between the falsely represented condition and...

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