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2017 Annual Report to the General Assembly

Assistant Administrator to speak at upcoming conference

Bureau Assistant Administrator will be speaking the Partners in Excellence Conference in Dyersburg on November 9, 2017. The event is co-sponsored by Corporate Health and Wellness along with Plus Rehab Centers will be held at the Lannom Center in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

For registration information and conference flyer, please visit http://www.wth.org/misc/employees/corporate-wellness/corporate-wellness-events.

Bureau Judges to speak at upcoming conference

Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims Chief Judge Kenneth Switzer and Judge Pamela Johnson along with Appeals Board Presiding Judge Marshall Davidson will be speaking at M. Lee Smith Publisher’s 11th Annual Workers’ Compensation Conference. The event will be held at the Nashville Airport Hilton on November 8 – 10, 2017. 

For registration information and the conference agenda visit http://www.mleesmith.com/tn-workers-comp.

Rulemaking Hearing on Drug Free Workplace Program Rules

The Bureau conducted a hearing on September 28, 2017. Proposed revisions to the current Drug Free Workplace Program rules were addressed. Written comments about the proposed rules will be accepted through Tuesday October 10, 2017 and may be submitted to Troy Haley, Administrative Attorney. His email address is troy.haley@tn.gov.

  Public Notice

Legislative Changes Have Been Made to Workers' Compensation

A general overview regarding the workers’ compensation legislation passed by the 2017 session of the 110th General Assembly is available for your convenience. Governor Haslam signed Public Chapter 344 into law on May 9, 2017, and it became effective upon signing. For a complete, detailed review of this information and all workers’ compensation bills introduced in this legislative session, please visit www.capitol.tn.gov.

Legislative Update TN General Assembly

Historical Maximum and Minimum Comp Rate Table

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