Workers’ Compensation Reforms

Corporate Counsel
October 8, 2012

The Pennsylvania Legislature passed compensation reforms in 2006 including important legislation about the mandatory mediation program. Until the reforms, mediation was only voluntary. This shift encouraged mediation, “Sensing a good thing, the legislature attempted to foster a culture of cooperation by instituting mandatory mediation, which would take place in all cases unless it would be deemed ‘futile’ at the discretion of the workers’ compensation judge on a case-by-case basis.”

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