Nixon Signs Workers Comp Bill

Jay Nixon | Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons
Jay Nixon | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation revamping the Second Injury Fund and adding occupational disease to the workers compensation system. The bill authorizes a temporary surcharge on businesses not to exceed three percent of their workers compensation premiums. It also limits the type of injuries that would be covered under the Second Injury Fund, which was set up in the 1940s to protect businesses that hire people who have pre-existing injuries.

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