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Surcharge Fee Refund Deadline is June 1, 2010

As we previously reported, The Illinois Chamber of Commerce filed suit on the basis that the 1.5% surcharge on workers’ compensation insurance premiums and a similar “payroll tax” on self-insured employersconstituted an unauthorized tax on Illinois employers and insurers. The suit sought to reduce the level of the fees assessed against employers and insurance carriers…

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Commission Appoints New Acting Chairman

The Commission has announced the appointment by Governor Quinn of a new Chairman, Mitch Weisz. Mr. Weisz is affiliated with the petitioner/plaintiff bar and works out of Crystal Lake, IL. He replaces Amy Masters, who will return to her former position at the Commission of Secretary/Operations Manager. Weisz’s nomination will be submitted to the State…