MN LEG Workers' Comp Hearing Bill


On Apr. 30, MN LEG passed bill on workers' comp hearings, courts.


  • MN LEG passed bill HF 4661 on technical and policy changes made to workers' comp hearing provisions and workers' compensation court of appeals related provisions.
  • Statutory Amendments
  • Measure would amend MN LEG 176.011, MN LEG 176.101, and MN LEG 176.102.
  • Also, MN LEG 176.104, MN LEG 176.106, MN LEG 176.129, and MN LEG 176.1292.
  • Additionally, would amend MN LEG 176.13, MN LEG 176.137, MN LEG 176.155.
  • Bill Provisions
  • Fee for legal services of 20% of the first 275,000 of compensation awarded to employee is maximum permissible fee and does not require approval by commissioner.
  • Fees for legal services re same injury are cumulative and may not exceed $55,000.
  • Commencing on Oct. 1, 2024, each Oct. 1 after, max weekly compensation payable is 108% of statewide average weekly wage for period ending Dec. 31 of prior year.
  • Once employer or insurer accepted liability for claim and rehabilitation plan is approved, may not discontinue payment of rehab services until notice has been filed.
  • Regarding limitations, an employee is limited to $150,000 for each personal injury.
  • Legislative History
  • On Mar. 7, 2024, bill was introduced in House; on Apr. 24, 2024, bill passed House.
  • On Apr. 25, 2024, bill was introduced in Senate; on Apr. 30, 2024, bill passed Senate.
  • Effectiveness
  • Section on fees and weekly wage would become effective Oct. 1, 2024; section on accepted liability on Aug. 1, 2024; other sections would be effective at various dates.
  • May 2024 MN LEG Governor Approval
  • On May 8, 2024, MN LEG governor approved bill HF 4661 and assigned Chapter 97.

Regulators MN LEG
Entity Types CNSM; Corp; Ins
Reference PR, Ch. 97, 5/8/2024; Bill, HF4661, 4/30/2024; Citation: *MN LEG* 176.011, 176.101, 176.102, 176.104, 176.106, 176.129, 176.1292, 176.137, 176.155;
Functions Complaints; Compliance; Financial; Legal
Countries United States of America
Category
State
Products Accident; Corporate; Disability; Insurance
Regions Am
Rule Type Final
Rule Date 4/30/2024
Effective Date 8/1/2024
Rule Id 210683
Linked to N/A
Reg. Last Update 5/8/2024
Report Section US Consumer

Last substantive update on 05/13/2024