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Keefe: Ready for Even Higher Taxes Next Year and for Years to Come? 07/11/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1032 | 0
Last week, the Illinois General Assembly, led by House Speaker Michael Madigan, raised our state income tax to 4.95% to raise about $5 billion in new money from you, me and business. ...Read More

Keefe: Gov't Will Continue to Financially Struggle for Decades to Come 07/06/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1071 | 0
Watching the mess that has gone on and continues in Springfield, one has to wonder if there is any chance it is ever going to calm down and fly along traditional lines of state government. ...Read More

Keefe: Can the General Assembly Reach a Capitol Compromise? 06/20/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1320 | 0
We are advised that several folks in Spring-Nuts, I mean Springfield, came to the realization that our state government’s lack of a budget for the last several years was causing irrevocable financial damage with threats to continued government viability. If the dysfunction continued, one co...Read More

Keefe: Math on Wage Loss Differential Forever Changed 06/13/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1178 | 0
You can’t ignore the ever-rising Cook County minimum wage ramp when calculating wage loss differential claims in Illinois workers' compensation. ...Read More

Keefe: Could This Be the Dumbest Reform in History of Work Comp? 05/31/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1243 | 0 | Popular with Legal
My amazing brother Joe has been in comedy for decades. Whenever it comes to politicians, he always recommends you vote for the funny ones. When politics eventually get boring, and they always do, Joe points out that you can always laugh at the funny politicians. ...Read More

Keefe: WC Reform Proposals to Get Our Claims Industry Out of Legislative Cross-Hairs 05/24/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1189 | 0
We find it a bit puzzling that workers’ compensation reform continues to be such a focus of concern to the extent it is seen as a sticking point for our state’s budget. ...Read More

Keefe: A New and Blurring Part of WC Reforms 05/18/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 2195 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Chicago Democrat presented new Illinois workers' compensation reform legislation incorporating a “resource-based relative value scale,” or RBRVS, as the physician-health care payment system and a cost savings mega-plum for state employers and local governments....Read More

Keefe: ADA, Comp Interact — and Sometimes Oddly Intertwine 05/04/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1304 | 0 | Popular with Legal
At the suggestion of one of our readers, I want to provide some thoughts on this federal ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and typically state-run work comp concepts. Sometimes they work in unison and harmony, sometimes the results are odd. ...Read More

Kamin: Fore! Take Care When Hitting the Greens This Summer 05/03/2017
Source: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1209 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Millions of American golfers will hit the links this summer, not knowing the dangers that lurk afoot. ...Read More

Keefe: Can't Legislate Causation in State Workers' Comp 04/25/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1443 | 0
Gov. Bruce Rauner, state Sen. Christine Radogno and other Illinois legislators were fighting to change “causation” in workers’ comp with an eye on saving billions for business and local government. ...Read More
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