Bills target Hawaii’s opioid crisis

In Hawaii, where opioid drug overdoses are one of the leading causes of death, several bills that target the crisis are on the governor’s desk. One would allow pharmacists to prescribe certain medication in case of a drug overdose. The legislature says opioid-related overdoses racked up about $9.8 million in hospital costs in 2016. KITV […]

Korea: Injuries during lunch breaks to count as workplace accidents

According to the Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service, employees who get injured while going to and from restaurants during lunch breaks will be able to receive compensation for the accident. The revised regs will provide compensation for workers who get into an accident while moving within a “socially acceptable” distance during lunch hours. Korea […]

West Virginia justices find Rhode Island widow eligible for workers’ comp

Overturning a decision by the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Board of Review, the state’s Supreme Court has ruled that the widow of a Rhode Island man who was killed at a hotel while on the job in West Virginia may collect West Virginia workers’ compensation. The board had ruled that she could not do so […]