Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Opt Out Act Ruled Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma state Supreme Court ruled on September 13, 2016, in Vasquez v. Dillard’s that the Opt Out Act created impermissible unequal, disparate treatment of a select group of injured workers and is an unconstitutional special law under the Oklahoma Constitution. The Employee Injury Benefit Act (Opt Out Act) allowed qualified employers to avoid participating [...]