As I’ve blogged here a few times, Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee has proposed a sweeping overhaul of the state’s workers’ compensation program, which would effectively take away a workers' right to access the court system in any way – even for appeals.
A recent article in The Tennessean shows that there are many opponents to the governor’s plan. The plan calls for the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to be in charge of the new workers’ comp procedure, but that department is proving to be one of the poorest run in the state government, which is saying quite a lot. Union groups are arguing that it makes no sense to transfer one of the most important functions that protect workers to a department that is already dysfunctional.
The full article can be read here.
Paul B. Myers
Chief Credit Officer