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The Michigan legislature changed Michigan’s Workers Disability Compensation Act on December 19, 2011.  The purpose for the changes to the law arose out of an effort to reduce the number of worker’s compensation claims made in the State and limit Worker’s Compensation liability in certain ways for employers in Michigan.  Fundamental changes to the

Snyder signs bills to update workers’ comp, unemployment insurance systems

Monday, Dec. 19, 2011LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation strengthening the state’s Unemployment Insurance program and updating workers’ compensation laws.
“These bills are critical to our reinvention of Michigan,” Snyder said. “Modernizing our unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation systems will ensure

Effective January 26, 2010, the number of Magistrates will be reduced to 17.  The Workers Disability Compensation Act calls for a total number of Magistrates of 30.  However, that number was reduced to 26 by executive order of the Governor back in 2003.The purpose of the order is that, “productivity and caseload justify a further

On August 21, 2008 the Court of Appeals issued an opinion regarding workers compensation and attorney fees.  It ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Appellate Commission correctly awarded attorney fees to a claimant whose medical bills were not paid until he hired an attorney and sought relief from the Workers’ Compensation Agency.The Court ruled that attorney