Haslam Signs New Workers’ Comp Law

Gov. Bill Haslam signed the state’s new workers’ compensation reform into law this week. The law overhauls the system by moving disputed cases out of the courts and into a new state agency overseen by a governor-appointed administrator. Supporters said the changes will make the system more fair, certain and efficient, while opponents slammed it as taking money away from injured workers. The Tennessean has the story.