Create Fairness by Reinstituting the Cost-of-living Adjustment for Workers' Compensation Benefits

Last updated: Jun 2, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Shenna Bellows, Senate 14 - Kennebec County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 601

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

This bill establishes cost-of-living adjustments for workers' compensation benefits. Prior to the 1992 revision of the laws governing workers' compensation, benefits for total incapacity were adjusted annually based on the percentage increase or decrease in the state average weekly wage.