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North Carolina Proposes to Reduce Worker Benefits & Abolish Privacy Rights

There are two bills in the legislature (HB 709 and SB 544) that will reduce workers’ compensation benefits to injured workers, abolish their rights to physician-patient privacy and make it easier for insurance companies to cut off benefits. Although there is a

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possibility that representatives for employers and those for employees will reach a compromise in the near future, in order to understand the significance of these changes it is helpful to understand some history and how the Workers’ Compensation Act works.

I teach workers’ compensation law at N.C. Central University, and on the first day of class Continue reading