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Senate Bill 0071


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Senate Bill 0071

ARCHIVE (2002)

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DIGEST OF SB71 (Updated February 26, 2002 12:25 PM - DI 84)

Various labor matters. Changes the requirements for rest breaks for children who are employees. Provides that a child less than 18 years of age working between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 p.m. must be accompanied during those hours by another employee at least 18 years of age if the establishment is open to the public. Reduces worker's compensation to an employee by 15% for failure to use safety equipment or failure to obey certain rules of the employer (instead of denying compensation altogether). Provides for 8% interest from the date of filing an application for an adjustment of claim concerning the payment of worker's compensation. Provides worker's compensation benefits to an employee who was traveling to or from or engaged in the duties of employment at the time of a terrorist attack and was injured or died as a result of the attack. Provides for changes to benefits due for worker's compensation, including the second injury fund, average weekly wage for a second injury or occupational disease, and disabled from trade compensation. Raises the average weekly wage used to compute benefits for permanent partial impairment, temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, and total permanent disability, and benefit levels for degrees of permanent impairment. Revises the maximum compensation under worker's compensation that may be paid for an injury, occupational disease, or death. Establishes the second injury fund for occupational diseases. Raises the unemployment compensation maximum wage credits. Establishes work sharing unemployment compensation benefits. Repeals the one week waiting period for unemployment compensation. Makes conforming amendments.
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