Papers related to disputed workers’ compensation law in the University Archives

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John N. Erlenborn

NPR published a story last week about employers in some states opting out of state-regulated workers’ compensation plans in favor of writing their own workplace injury plans. These in-house plans can make it easier to deny or cut benefits and control medical care of injured employees. According to those in favor of opt-out plans, employees are still protected by a federal law called the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA, although some dispute the amount of protection injured workers actually receive.

Illinois congressman John N. Erlenborn was known as “Mr. ERISA” during his time in Congress. Erlenborn’s congressional papers are held here in the University Archives. The finding aid for that collection can be found here.

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