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COMPACT is a quarterly publication for workers' compensation professionals. Published by the Department of Labor and Industry's Workers' Compensation Division, this newsletter provides the most recent news and case information in the field of workers' compensation. Visit the archive for past editions.

June 2022


  • 2022 Workers' Compensation Summit:  Embracing and navigating the new workplace

  • ADR welcomes mediator Rena Cummings

  • DLI offices re-open

  • Preliminary findings of Minnesota Workers' Compensation System Report:  Claims, benefits and costs

  • Annual report updated, available online

  • WCRI report compares Minnesota with 17 other states

  • Request for comments:  Possible changes to rules governing rehabilitation provider registration

  • CompFact:  Recent trends in injured worker job tenure

  • Ask the ADR pro:  DLI's Alternative Dispute Resolution unit answers frequently asked questions

  • Work Comp Campus:  Back to the basics for effective navigation

  • Work Comp Campus continues to support stakeholders, provide resources

  • Rehabilitation Review Panel seeks new members

  • Stay in the know:  Subscribe for news from DLI

  • From the State Register:  Provider participation list available

  • Workers' compensation events calendar

  • Court decisions:  February through April 2022

August 2020 – Special edition:  COVID-19


  • DLI Workers' Compensation Division updates related to COVID-19

  • Denials of liability related to COVID-19 illnesses

  • Other denial scenarios that may also apply to COVID-19 claims

  • Helpful tips:  Conducting mediations, conferences remotely

  • Filing a first report of injury for COVID-19 claims

  • Department tracks workers'-compensation-related COVID-19 claims

  • COVID-19 and recordkeeping

  • Turn to Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman for help with claims

  • Discontinuing benefits on COVID-19 claims:  Specificity, layoffs

  • Waiver of workers' compensation rights prohibited

  • Worker protections related to COVID-19

Special editions

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