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Illinois Governor Signs Workers’ Compensation Reform

Chaaron Pearson on Friday, July 1, 2011 at 10:17:19 am

The Chicagoland Chamber, along with other business organizations, had been working over the past several months to negotiate the workers’ compensation reform that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed on Tuesday, June 28.

Quinn signed the bill at a Navistar plant where he said that the bill will “help the employers of Illinois, the workers of Illinois, all of those who are committed to economic growth by designing a law that will help our employers of Illinois reduce their premiums for workers’ compensation insurance by a high amount.”

Gerald Roper, Chicagoland Chamber president and CEO, said “Workers’ compensation reform has been a chamber priority for some time, because it believes in policies that put people back to work now and prepare our state for future prosperity.” He added that “Meaningful reforms covered under this law provide another step toward improving business investment in Illinois and getting people back to work. We are thrilled and greatly appreciative of the support of all who saw the benefits of reforming workers’ compensation.”

Read more:
ChicagolandChamber.org: The Chamber Applauds Gov. Quinn for Signing Workers Compensation Reform
The Beacon-News: Gov. Pat Quinn signs workers’ compensation reform
Chicago Tribune: Quinn to sign workers’ compensation reform Tuesday

Tags: Employer-Employee Relations

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