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Oklahoma workers’ comp law challenged, by Nolan Clay, The Oklahoman, NEWSOK


 In May 2013, Oklahoma’s Governor passed a new controversial workers’ compensation law, in spite of opponents’ arguments that the change will reduce an injured employee’s benefits. The bill passed by the Governor changed Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation judicial system to a “business friendly” administrative system. The new law, which goes into effect on February 1, 2013, allows a business to “opt out” if it provides an injured worker with benefits considered equal to what would have received under the administrative system. The Oklahoma Supreme Court is now being asked to declare the new law unconstitutional. CCE