Immigration News Blog
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Review of workers compensation coverage of illegal workersReview of workers compensation coverage of illegal workers
By Peter Rousmaniere
A recent article in the quarterly journal of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) reviews statutes and court decisions regarding workers comp coverage of undocumented workers. I have placed the entire article below – it is part I; part II is yet to appear. The authors say that 6 states have statutes that expressly authorize coverage for these workers – CA, FL, NV. NY,TX and UT, while two states’ laws expressly do not – ID and WY. Twelve states have had court decisions in favor of coverage – IL, MI, MN, ND, OH, AL, AZ, CO, MT, NC, SC and VA. Two of these states – MI and VA – also have court decisions going the other way. Two other states have had court decisions which go against coverage -- KS and PA.
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