Michigan governor changes workers compensation legislation

Earlier this week Governor Rick Snyder signed off on a new workers compensation laws in order to repay the federal government $3 billion it owes in unemployment benefits.

However, many are criticizing the new legislation. Unemployed workers who are receiving workers compensation have only 10 weeks to find a job, even if it pays lower than their previous job and is outside their previous experience. If they decide not to take a job after 10 weeks, they could lose their benefits. This provision will make it harder for unemployed workers to collect benefits if they quit or are fired.

The only professions exempt from the new law are firefighters and law enforcement.

If you have suffered a workplace injury, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today.


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