A major factor that led to the Draconian comp reforms of 2003 and 2004 was the job flight issue. Proponents of reform argued that workers’ comp was strangling the California economy, causing business to leave for other states or the Far East.
But a recent study by a prestigious think-tank, the Public Policy Institute of California, debunks the job flight argument. The California share of jobs in the U.S. economy has actually risen.
Take a look at the article by Dale Kasler in the Sacramento Bee:
You can download the PPIC study by clicking the following URL:
Category: Political developments