Have Your Voice Heard on Workers’ Compensation Reform!

Last week, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton formed a bipartisan committee, Special Committee on Workers’ Compensation Reform, to address workers’ compensation costs in Illinois and whether reform is needed. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce believes that the announcement marks a positive signal of a real attempt to consider and hopefully enact meaningful workers’ compensation legislation….


Candidate Bill Brady on WC Reform

With the 2010 election year upon us, Inman & Fitzgibbons wants to keep its clients informed of positions taken by the various candidates on workers’ compensation reform and other policies that impact our clients’ businesses. It is not the intention of Inman and Fitzgibbons to endorse any candidacy through these posts, but rather to keep…


Proposed Improvements to the IWCC

Our firm is currently working with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Council’s Workers Compensation Committee to submit recommendations to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission for improvements to its operations, both from a technical and a non-technical perspective. If you have any ideas or suggestions as to what you would like to see changed,…


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…


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…