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January 1998, Vol. 121, No. 1
Chief, Branch of Planning Policy and Standards, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
New or revised legislation focused on dealing with fraud and providing premium discounts for employers who maintain drug-free workplaces. Maximum weekly disability benefits were increased in a number of states, while workers compensation coverage was extended to students engaged in school-to-work programs in Iowa and Montana. This article summarizes significant workers' compensation legislation passed during 1997.
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