More New York Workers' Compensation Reform On the Way?
Read carefully the letter released today simultaneously with Governor Eliot Spitzer’s signing of the new Workers’ Compensation Reform bill into law. You can also listen to the audio file of his remarks today. The strong and resolute language in this letter portends future administrative changes which could impact the New York Workers’ Compensation Board as much, if not more , than the new statutory changes.
It is clear that much will depend upon the individuals selected to sit on the newly created task forces and the Governor’s choice of a new Workers’ Compensation Board Chairperson. Both sets of announcements are expected shortly.
Bottom Line – these appointments will send some clear messages about Governor Spitzer’s future plans to improve the current New York State Workers’ Compensation system.