Statutory Presumptions- The Future of WC for Municipal Entity Employers



Kristopher A. Kachline

KRISTOPHER A. KACHLINE is a partner in Chartwell’s Valley Forge Office. He graduated from Muhlenberg College with a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for two years before law school. He graduated cum laude with his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2010. While in law school, Mr. Kachline served as senior staff on the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, was...

By Kristopher A. Kachline, Esquire, Chartwell Law Offices
 
Municipal entity employers are faced with mounting pressure to balance budgets year to year, despite shrinking coffers. Money is often allocated to beatification projects within the municipal entity and modernization of technology, rather than staffing and employee benefits.  On top of those fiscal pressures, municipal entity employers are faced with mounting costs of doing business.  Pension programs are expensive, if they exist at all; the cost of health insurance is rising annually; and now workers’ compensation insurance, particularly for municipal entity employers, is becoming very expensive.  The majority of fiscal pressure municipal entity employers face is also faced by the private sector, with the exception of one: increasing costs of workers’ compensation insurance.
 
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Statutory Presumptions- The Future of Workers' Compensation for Municipal Entity