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Experiments in workers’ compensation

Gabrielle Lis

In Minnesota, USA, an alternative workers compensation scheme has reduced conflict amongst stakeholders and lowered time off work.

As in Australia, workers' compensation arrangements in America vary from state to state. However, on top of the standard state-based schemes, twelve jurisdictions in the United States have alternative workers’ compensation systems, to which employers, unions and insurers may opt in. (Individual workers don’t have the luxury.) These alternative systems are usually purpose-built to meet unique industry needs, aiming to prevent long-term...

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