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Workers' Compensation Advisory Council

The Workers' Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) was created in 1992 by Minnesota Statutes 175.007 as a permanent council to address issues and recommend legislation pertaining to workers' compensation. The WCAC consists of 12 voting members (six representing organized labor and six representing Minnesota businesses), 10 of which are appointed by the governor, the majority and minority leaders of the Senate, and by the speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives. The other two members are the presidents of the largest statewide Minnesota business organization and the largest organized labor association. In addition, the majority and minority leaders of the Senate and the speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives shall each appoint a caucus members as a liaison to the council. The WCAC chairperson is the commissioner of the department, Ken Peterson, and is a nonvoting members.

The WCAC advises the commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry about matters of workers' compensation and submits its recommendations for proposed changes to the workers' compensation statutes to the proper legislative committees. The WCAC's recommendations must be supported by a majority of business and labor members.

By statute, the department supplies all required administrative support to the WCAC.

The WCAC generally meets on the second Wednesday of even-numbered months from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., although this schedule is subject to change. Meetings are in the Minnesota Room at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. See the tentative meeting schedule below. For more information or to be added to the email list for meeting notices, contact Patricia Rutz at patricia.rutz@state.mn.us or (651) 284-5235. People on the email list for meeting notices may also receive periodic updates from the department about workers' compensation activities.

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WCAC schedule, agendas, minutes
Dec. 9, 2015 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 14, 2015 Agenda Minutes
Aug. 12, 2015 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
April 8, 2015 Agenda Minutes
March 11, 2015
(Rescheduled; 2:30 p.m.)
Agenda Minutes
Feb. 11, 2015
Agenda Minutes
Jan. 14, 2015
(added date)
Agenda Minutes
Nov. 19, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 11, 2014 Agenda Minutes

March 12, 2014

Agenda Minutes;
WCRI presentation
Jan. 8, 2014 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 9, 2013 Agenda


June 19, 2013 Agenda Minutes
April 10, 2013 Agenda Minutes
Feb. 13, 2013 Agenda Minutes
Dec. 12, 2012 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 10, 2012 Agenda Minutes
May 9, 2012 Agenda Minutes
Feb. 8, 2012 Agenda Minutes
Sept. 14, 2011 Agenda Minutes
June 8, 2011 Agenda Minutes
March 9, 2011 Agenda Minutes
Feb. 17, 2011 Agenda Minutes
Feb. 26, 2010 (extra) Agenda Minutes
Feb. 3, 2010 Agenda Minutes
Jan. 13, 2010 (extra) Agenda Minutes
Dec. 7, 2009 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2009 Agenda Minutes
March 2, 2009 (extra) Agenda Minutes
Feb. 11, 2009 Agenda Minutes
Jan. 28, 2009 Agenda Minutes






















































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