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MT Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk, Would Disallow WC Claims if Employee Isn’t Truthful at Screening


By Liz Carey

A bill in the Montana Legislature would allow employers to deny workers’ compensation claims for employees who fail to disclose relevant prior workplace injuries.

The bill, SB 116, was proposed by Sen. Mark Blasdell (R-Kalispell) and would require employees to be open and honest in pre-employment questionnaires with regard to any injuries that may impact their ability to perform their jobs.

If employees don’t disclose those prior injuries, and are injured on...

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