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Alaska governor signs comp reform bill with new definition of independent contractor

  From Business Insurance,  Louise Esola reports that Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed workers compensation legislation that provides…

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New Partnership Will Combat Wage Theft and Other Crimes

  Alasksa Business publishes a press release from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development that says that…

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Alaska’s Worker’s comp law overdue for overhaul

  From the Anchorage Daily News,  Heidi Drygas, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development,…

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Alaska Legislators, industry, work out independent contractor definition

  From Alaska Journal, Tim Bradner discusses the process and negotiation by legislators and state administration resulting in a…

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Labor, business disagree over workers’ compensation reform 

  From the Charlotte Observer, the Associated Press reports on Alaska’s efforts to simplify the classification of…

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Lawmakers press ahead with Uber legislation

  From KTOO Public Media, Caroline Halter reports on an effort to bring Uber to Alaska with…

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AK Bill would define independent contractors, reform worker’s compensations system

  From the Penisula Clarion, Elizabeth Earl discusses proposed legislation that would change definition of independent contractor…

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Uber and the Battle Over Workers’ Comp

    From IWPharmacy, Danielle Jaffee discusses how Uber’s classification of its drivers as independent contractors affects drivers…

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Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Fines North Country Services $280,000

  WorkersCompensation.com reports that the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development fined a company for safety…

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Alaska joins DOL Misclassification Initiative 

The United States Department of Labor announced that it signed an agreement with Alaska to cooperate in reducing…

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Tennessee Targets Workers’ Comp Fraud in Construction Industry

From the Insurance Journal — “The Tennessee Department of Labor has been expanding efforts to uncover employer…