The Truth About Hawaii’s Workers’ Compensation System-Democrats Override of the Governor’s Veto of SB 1809 is a Disservice to Workers, Employers in the State

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Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed S.B. 1808 because it would callously undo recently enacted administrative rules that bring long sought reform to Hawaii’s workers’ compensation system. Yesterday, the majority party in the Hawaii State Legislature overrode that veto saying the bill is bad for workers.

Here are the claims Legislators are making and here is the truth you deserve to know:


”Fiction:” The new administrative rules will hurt injured employees

”Fact:” At the hearing held by Representative Kirk Caldwell, several injured workers were brought forward to testify about how the workers’ compensation system failed them. Missing in all this discussion was the fact that these people were injured in the old system