- Business groups, injured employees weigh in on workers' comp Updated: May-05-15 7:46 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Business groups and injured employees weighed in Tuesday as Illinois lawmakers began debating whether to revamp the state's workers' compensation insurance program to reduce costs for employers.
- Budget to dominate final months of legislative session Updated: May-04-15 5:28 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - With two months left in the legislative session, Senate budget writers are focused on reworking the House's $11.2 billion two-year state spending plan.
- Assurant selling or closing health insurance division Updated: Apr-30-15 1:37 pm
MILWAUKEE - The parent company of Assurant Health said it will sell or shut down the insurer, which has struggled financially since the introduction of the federal Affordable Care Act.
- North Dakota Legislature ends with measure unresolved Updated: Apr-29-15 7:05 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The North Dakota Legislature ended its 2015 session Wednesday after spending a record amount of cash but leaving unresolved a measure that affects public employee benefits.
- Genetic testing moves into world of employee health Updated: Apr-28-15 8:41 pm
Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug.
- Bill seeks to expand coverage for Hawaii fertility law Updated: Apr-28-15 12:44 am
HONOLULU - A proposal in Hawaii's Legislature would expand a state mandate on fertility treatments to include same sex couples and single women, updating a law that now only offers such benefits to women who are married to men.
- Ohio to make employers' worker's comp payments proactive Updated: Apr-27-15 12:35 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new billing system will change how private businesses pay their workers' compensation premiums in Ohio.
- Labor, advocates to honor workers who died on the job Updated: Apr-26-15 10:22 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Organized labor is marking Workers Memorial Day by calling on the Connecticut legislature to pass bills intended to improve employee safety.
- Commuters to get chance to weigh in on NJ Transit fares Updated: Apr-25-15 9:53 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Commuters in New Jersey who take nearly 1 million trips on the state transit agency's trains, buses and light rail cars each week are facing a roughly 9 percent fare increase.
- ND Senate rejects bill on insurance benefits in new plan Updated: Apr-23-15 11:37 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The North Dakota Senate on Thursday rejected a House bill meant to ensure that thousands of public employees receive the same health benefits when their insurance coverage switches to another company this summer. The vote was 46-0.
- Suit: Michigan wrongly charging unemployment aid applicants Updated: Apr-22-15 8:43 pm
DETROIT - The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency is violating the rights of applicants for jobless benefits by using an automated system to file unjustified fraud charges and penalties against them, a federal lawsuit alleges.
- Minimum wage increase has business support, labor opposition Updated: Apr-22-15 7:14 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada business and labor groups are split over a proposed measure that would raise the state's minimum wage but make it more difficult for workers to get overtime pay.
- Lawsuit filed over changes to state worker insurance program Updated: Apr-22-15 12:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A group of state employees and retirees is asking a judge to reverse changes made to their insurance program that cost many workers more out-of-pocket for lessened benefits.
- Judge halts worker's comp claim for Ebola nurse Nina Pham Updated: Apr-20-15 11:58 pm
DALLAS - A Texas district judge on Monday put on hold a hospital operator's efforts to seek a worker's compensation claim for a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease.
- Rauner trying to broker mega-deal in Illinois Legislature Updated: Apr-18-15 12:56 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Seizing on Illinois' budget crisis as a political opportunity, Republican businessman-turned-governor Bruce Rauner is trying to broker a master deal to advance his pro-business priorities through the Legislature in exchange for new revenue to save programs near and dear to the Democrats.
- New Jersey's bond rating takes another hit over pensions Updated: Apr-17-15 7:25 pm
New Jersey's bond rating was downgraded this week over the state's pension contribution shortfall, marking the ninth time since Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010 that a major agency has lowered its rating for the state.
- Jeans company subcontractors accused in $79M payroll fraud Updated: Apr-16-15 3:00 pm
LOS ANGELES - Sisters who run two apparel subcontractors were arrested along with their accountant in a scheme that authorities said Thursday involved underreporting the number of people they employed and $78.5 million in payroll to insurers and California agencies.
- 46 pension fund managers awarded six-figure bonuses Updated: Apr-16-15 12:52 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Forty-six of Wisconsin's pension fund managers and those who work directly with the state's investments will receive six-figure bonuses this year because of strong returns, data released Thursday by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board showed.
- Panel reviews bill to alter pension fund, tackle liability Updated: Apr-15-15 6:37 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A Republican-backed bill that would significantly change the Nevada Public Employees' Retirement System got a closer review Wednesday from a legislative money committee, as rooms nearly full of opponents looked on.
- House votes to raise state employee retirement contributions Updated: Apr-13-15 6:34 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - State employees are set to see an increase in how much they contribute to their retirement plans - a move lawmakers say would shore up the chronically underfunded Employee Retirement System of Texas.
- Gastonia sees sharp rise in workers compensation claims Updated: Apr-12-15 2:14 pm
GASTONIA, North Carolina - Gastonia may have to tap into its savings account to pay for skyrocketing workers compensation claims.
- Closer Look: Rauner further details legislative agenda Updated: Apr-12-15 9:44 am
CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner has begun putting a finer point on his legislative agenda, telling voters, elected officials and newspaper editorial boards during a tour of Illinois last week that his business-friendly plan is vital to improving the state's economy.
- Comptroller: Fees wipe out billions in city pension gains Updated: Apr-09-15 6:52 am
NEW YORK - An analysis by the New York City's comptroller has concluded the city's pension funds over the past 10 years paid over $2 billion in fees to money managers but got almost nothing in return.
- Bill allows Oklahoma workers' comp panel to meet privately Updated: Apr-07-15 6:28 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's three-member Workers' Compensation Commission would be able to conduct more of its business behind closed doors under a bill unanimously approved on Tuesday by a Senate committee.
- Lack of English meant Puerto Ricans got disability benefits Updated: Apr-07-15 6:01 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A federal audit has found that some Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. territory have received disability benefits in part because they could not speak English.