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A bill was introduced in the Wisconsin House of Representatives on Wednesday that seeks to make a number of changes to the state worker compensation law, including granting rule-making authority.
A.B. 911 was introduced by the House Labor and Integrated Employment Committee where it is currently pending.
Among the changes, the committee bill increases the maximum weekly compensation rate for permanent partial disability from $362 to $415 for injuries occurring before Jan. 1, 2023, and to $430 for injuries occurring on or after that date.
The bill grants explicit rule-making authority to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to ‘carry out’ the workers compensation law, expressly providing that it may conduct alternative dispute resolution activities for certain cases.
The bill also addresses part-time employment and wage expansion, payment of proceeds of claims against third parties, and tightens the rules on employers subject to workers compensation law.
Wisconsin has approved a combined 5.44% decrease in workers compensation rates, which is expected to save businesses more than $90 billion, state Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable announced Thursday.