workers compensation http://kbia.org en Mo. court expands legal rights for injured workers http://kbia.org/post/mo-court-expands-legal-rights-injured-workers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who are fired from their jobs.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:12:29 +0000 Associated Press 51410 at http://kbia.org Mo. court expands legal rights for injured workers PM Newscast for September 25, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-september-25-2013 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>House Rep. LaFaver&nbsp;does not plan to contest drug charges</li><li>MU museum to move early</li><li>Mo. workers' compensation rates may increase</li></ul> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:39:42 +0000 Casey Morell 41106 at http://kbia.org Mo. workers' compensation insurance rates may increase http://kbia.org/post/mo-workers-compensation-insurance-rates-may-increase <p>Missouri businesses could face significantly higher costs for workers' compensation insurance next year.</p><p>The National Council on Compensation Insurance projects Missouri insurers will see an 11.6 percent increase in their claim costs in 2014.</p><p>This increase is driven partly by a new Missouri law that seeks to shore up the Second Injury Fund, which is for disabled workers who suffer additional on-the-job injuries. The law shifts some types of claims out of that fund and into traditional workers' compensation insurance.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:06:36 +0000 Associated Press 41091 at http://kbia.org Mo. workers' compensation insurance rates may increase Nixon vetoes bill making worker compensation claims available to employers online http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-bill-making-worker-compensation-claims-available-employers-online <p></p><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation today that would have created an online database of workers' compensation claims and made it accessible to employers.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 22:46:47 +0000 Associated Press 36392 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes bill making worker compensation claims available to employers online Mo. auditor confirms insolvency of disability fund http://kbia.org/post/mo-auditor-confirms-insolvency-disability-fund <p></p><p>A report from the Missouri auditor confirms that a state fund for disabled workers is insolvent.</p><p>State Auditor Tom Schweich said Friday that Missouri's Second Injury Fund had barely $3 million as of the end of 2012 but had unpaid obligations of $28 million.</p><p>The fund covers workers' compensation claims for employees who have previous injuries or disabilities and then suffer a new job-related injury. Auditors and financial analysts have warned for several years that the fund was on a path toward insolvency. But lawmakers have done nothing to address it.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:54:59 +0000 Associated Press 27182 at http://kbia.org Mo. auditor confirms insolvency of disability fund Newscast for December 27, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-december-27-2012 <p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Traffic fatalities up in 2012 according to MoDOT</li><li>Republicans to tackle workers' compensation</li><li>MU researcher awarded National Medal of Science</li></ul> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 00:10:21 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 26513 at http://kbia.org Republicans to tackle workers' compensation http://kbia.org/post/republicans-tackle-workers-compensation <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Republicans who control the Missouri Legislature plan to make another attempt at revising the state's workers' compensation laws.</p><p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:40:47 +0000 Associated Press 26508 at http://kbia.org Republicans to tackle workers' compensation Disturbing worship service now a crime in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/disturbing-worship-service-now-crime-missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed into law more than two dozen bills covering a variety of topics, including disturbances of worship services, workers&#39; compensation and child care providers.<p>The governor&#39;s office announced the bill signings Tuesday. <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-sent-gov-nixon-would-criminalize-disturbance-worship-services-mo">One measure</a> makes it a misdemeanor to intentionally disrupt or interrupt a worship service with profanity, noise or indecent behavior. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:22:06 +0000 The Associated Press 17334 at http://kbia.org Disturbing worship service now a crime in Missouri Workers' compensation reform bill on the way to Nixon http://kbia.org/post/workers-compensation-reform-bill-way-nixon <p>The Missouri House and Senate have both passed a scaled-back version of a workers&rsquo; compensation reform bill.&nbsp; Wed, 16 May 2012 13:51:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 14227 at http://kbia.org Workers' compensation reform bill on the way to Nixon Newscast for May 15, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-15-2012-0 <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Tue, 15 May 2012 23:46:42 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 14200 at http://kbia.org A few hot-button items left for last week of Mo. legislative session http://kbia.org/post/few-hot-button-items-left-last-week-mo-legislative-session Most of the big issues this legislative session were tied to the state budget, which has been passed and sent to Governor Jay Nixon.&nbsp; That has many political pundits wondering if the last week of the 2012 session will be anticlimactic.&nbsp; But as St. Mon, 14 May 2012 15:54:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 14091 at http://kbia.org A few hot-button items left for last week of Mo. legislative session Nixon now open to compromise on workers' comp. http://kbia.org/post/nixon-now-open-compromise-workers-comp <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">After vetoing a bill that would have changed the state&#39;s workers&#39; compensation system, Missouri&#39;s governor now says he would be open to a compromise with Republican lawmakers.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">In a letter to Senate leaders, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says he would sign legislation that would prevent employees from suing their co-workers over on-the-job injuries.</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 21:36:43 +0000 Associated Press 13367 at http://kbia.org Nixon now open to compromise on workers' comp. Mo. House moves to fix injury fund http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-moves-fix-injury-fund <p>The Missouri House has passed its version of a workers&rsquo; compensation bill that also proposes to fix the state&rsquo;s ailing Second Injury Fund. &nbsp;The vote again fell mostly along party lines.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:12:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 12309 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 30, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-30-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>House unlikely to override veto on workers&#39; comp bill</li><li>Jumping jacks one step closer to officialdom</li><li>House passes medical conscience bill</li></ul> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:11:35 +0000 Jacob Fenston 11536 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 30, 2012 House unlikely to override veto on workers' comp bill http://kbia.org/post/house-unlikely-override-veto-workers-comp-bill <p>The Missouri Senate yesterday overrode a veto by Governor Jay Nixon to a measure that would make changes to the state&rsquo;s workers&rsquo; compensation system. But that move will likely have no effect, as there is little chance the House will also override the Governor&rsquo;s veto.</p><p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:52:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 11535 at http://kbia.org House unlikely to override veto on workers' comp bill Mo. Senate overrides veto on workers' comp, but the House likely won't http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-overrides-veto-workers-comp-house-likely-wont The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> today overrode a veto&nbsp;by <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </a>(D)&nbsp;that would make changes to the state&rsquo;s workers&rsquo; compensation system.<p>But the likelihood that the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">House</a> will also override the Governor&rsquo;s veto is virtually nonexistent, according to&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=089&year=2012">Majority Floor Leader Tim Jones </a>(R, Eureka).&nbsp; He says they just don&rsquo;t have the votes, even within their own party.<p>&ldquo;We would have to first convince our caucus," Jones&nbsp;said.&nbsp; "And even if we did, we&rsquo;re still simply three votes short on a bill that no Democrat, I believe, has supported to this point&hellip;that&rsquo;s a tough vote.&rdquo; Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:28:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 11502 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate overrides veto on workers' comp, but the House likely won't Newscast for March 8, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-8-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>House budget would cut services to the blind, restore higher education dollars</li><li>City takes aim at energy efficiency in rental units</li><li>Opponents of blight designation voice concerns</li></ul> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:17:54 +0000 Jacob Fenston 10183 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 8, 2012