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WI Gov. Signs Worker’s Comp “Exclusive Remedy” Bill

WI Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 781, important legislation that was introduced just 3 weeks ago in response to a Court of Appeals decision from January that upended the “exclusive remedy” of worker’s compensation for some workers. The decision, which Act 139 overturns going forward, allowed injured workers who had been placed by a staffing service […]

Changes Made To Guestworker Bill For Ag

It remains to be seen if House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte‘s immigration bill will get a floor vote. But the Virginia Republican is staying responsive to ag concerns and made several amendments last week that are aimed at the H-2A guestworker program overhaul portion of the immigration bill. Many Republicans – namely Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows – […]

Achieve Results Through Leadership Thursday

It is important that you have effective leaders in your workplace to empower and influence your people to achieve business and team goals.  Developing leadership skills can not only provide important business proficiencies and aid professional development, but also help develop interpersonal skills.On Thursday, February 22, 2018 the Midwest Food Products Association is once again […]

Rauner Urges IL Pension Changes, Other Reforms In Budget Address

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner  unveiled his fiscal 2019 budget yesterday, a $37.96 billion blueprint calling for reforms to help get IL back on track. Rauner stressed having school districts share teacher pension costs, getting a handle on state employee health insurance, and various other reforms. Besides again advocating for an overhaul of employee pensions, Rauner […]

WI Senate Panel Set To Hear Worker’s Compensation Reform Package

The WI Senate Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee has scheduled a public hearing on Senate Bill 665, the agreed-bill from the Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council that contains a medical fee schedule for worker’s compensation injuries . The hearing is set for February 14 at 10:00 a.m. in room 411 South of the state capitol. MWFPA […]

House Approves Budget Deal Ending Short Shutdown

The House approved a sweeping budget deal early this morning that would fund the government through March 23, sending legislation to President Trump that would end a brief shutdown of the government that began at midnight.  The Senate had earlier passed the measure 71-28. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has started the procedural hurdles […]

WI Senate Panel Set To Hear Worker’s Compensation Reform Package

The WI Senate Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee has scheduled a public hearing on Senate Bill 665, the agreed-bill from the Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council that contains a medical fee schedule for worker’s compensation injuries . The hearing is set for February 14 at 10:00 a.m. in room 411 South of the state capitol. MWFPA […]

EPA Delays WOTUS Rule Implementation

The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers are formally acting to delay the effective date of the Obama-era “waters of the U.S.” rule by two years to give the Trump administration time to implement a replacement. The Supreme Court essentially forced the administration to delay the effective date by ruling that the appeals court that originally put […]