“Opting Out” of Worker’s Compensation Hurts Workers and Employers

Jon L Gelman's Workers Compensation blog
A recent article by Tom Domer in Jon L. Gelman’s Workers’ Compensation blog ( http://workers-compensation.blogspot.ca) discusses recent legislation by Texas and Oklahoma that allows employers to “opt out” of worker’s compensation, calling “into question the great bargain made between employers and workers over a century ago.”  The author contrasts this legislative trend,  based principally on a short-sighted aim of reducing  costs for businesses, with the route Wisconsin has chosen in ensuring that its Act is dynamic and responsive to all of its constituents.  [read full article]