Minnesota Work Comp News

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  • The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry announced that starting Aug. 1, a new penalty of $500 can be assessed to health care provider agents who violate certain laws relating…
  • A federal appellate court upheld the summary dismissal of an injured mechanic’s claim for disability discrimination. Case: Goosen v. Minnesota Department of Transportation, No. 23-2360, 06/24/2024, published. Facts: Robert Wayne Goosen worked…
  • The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is hiring an attorney to represent the Special Compensation Fund in workers’ compensation proceedings. The attorney will also provide legal advice to department staff…
  • The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that an injured employee’s right to assert a direct claim for unpaid medical expenses is not precluded by a medical provider’s failure to intervene in…
  • The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry's Compliance, Records and Training (CRT) unit has created a new training video to assist administrators who file denials of primary liability. The video provides information about: The…
  • The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the summary dismissal of a former municipal worker’s claims of retaliatory discharge. Case: Creger v. City of Cambridge, No. A23-1017, 05/06/2024, unpublished. Facts: Billy Creger began…
  • The Minnesota Legislature passed a bill that would implement Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council recommendations to revise certain wage and benefit calculations and increase attorney fees. The Senate on Tuesday voted 60-2…
  • The Minnesota Supreme Court upheld an award of benefits to a social worker for post-traumatic stress disorder and clarified that comp judges may review the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of…
  • The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is hosting two informational meetings about the PTSD study on its scope and status. The presentations on April 24 and April 29 will be led…
  • The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry announced that Jessica Stimac was appointed assistant commissioner for workers’ compensation, effective Wednesday. Stimac has 20 years of experience in the state’s workers’ compensation…

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