The Planning Committee has been hard at work! In addition to Academy Policy Analyst Griffin Murphy’s interview with Professor John Burton, Committee members are involved in several events marking the 50th anniversary that will offer insights and opportunities to learn.
Why it matters: Fifty years after the bipartisan Commission’s report revealed 19 high-priority policy suggestions, including potential federal intervention, state WC laws remain weak and disparate. With no federal standards or oversight, many injured and ill workers lack the protection they need.
Learn more: Workers’ Compensation judge Dave Torrey has compiled a “library” of seminal research on the Commission. Check it out here!
Get involved: On behalf of the committee, WC lawyer James Gallen invites all those interested in participating to contact a member of the committee. Find more information here.