State Worker Furloughs

As part of the state budget mess the Workers' Compensation Board is going to be cancelling hearings statewide on Fridays effective May 21, 2010.  Already hearings are not scheduled for that date and for May 28, 2010.

The Workers' Compensation Board is scheduling hearings now for the week of May 31, 2010.  This means that it is likely that the Workers' Compensation Board will not be scheduling any hearings for June 4, 2010 as well.

I have been told that the Workers' Compensation Board argued that they should be exempt from the furlough plan because it is fully funded by assessments against insurance carriers.  The Workers' Compensation Board was unsuccessful with this argument with the Governor’s Office.

Please call 877-255-9417to contact the Governor, your State Senator and Assemblyperson to urge them to keep the Workers' Compensation Board running full tilt.

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