Workers’ compensation reform signed into law

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Governor Jim Douglas has signed into law modest reforms to Vermont’s workers’ compensation insurance system. The governor highlighted some of the provisions of the law at a signing ceremony on Wednesday at the Vermont Business and Industry Expo in South Burlington. One provision is a new felony classification for workers’ comp fraud involving more than ten-thousand dollars.

Douglas says that the changes enacted by this year’s Legislature are just a beginning. He says his administration may ask next year’s Legislature to take further steps to reduce workers’ comp costs.

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