- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
Workers' comp reforms were needed
To the editor:
I commend Gov. Matt Blunt for signing into law reforms to Missouri's workers' compensation system. As a Missouri employer, I can tell you firsthand the system is broken. Senate Bill 1 takes important steps to bring balance back to the system.
While injury rates in my business have declined, we are seeing increases annually in costs. This impact to our bottom line keeps our organization from increasing benefits for our employees in other areas, such as wage increases and health benefits.
By securing commonsense reforms, our workers' compensation system can better achieve its intended purpose: providing protection for truly injured workers.
These reforms mean a great deal to my business and the employer community as a whole. Thank you to our legislators and Governor Blunt for finally making these much-needed reforms a reality.
GREGORY R. HANTAK, Vice President,
JS Logistics, St. Louis