Workers Comp Fix Needed
Last year, Governor Malloy signed a bill that streamlined the filing process for workers compensation claims.
But there was a catch. The law only applied to cities and towns.
The law helped municipalities streamline the claims process by requiring claims be filed with the town clerk, ensuring they don’t get lost in the bureaucratic shuffle.
Employers should enjoy the same streamlined process.
Current law does not specify where private employers should receive claims.
As such, they can end up misplaced in the mailroom—and the employer’s opportunity to respond to the claim is lost.
These claims should instead be directed to the HR department so the process is clear and efficient, allowing private employers to use the same process as municipalities.
CBIA is working to encourage the Labor and Public Employees Committee to support extending this common-sense reform to Connecticut businesses.
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