Labor and Economic Opportunity
The Workers’ Compensation Agency is undertaking a major replacement of its data system and the Magistrate docket functions presently in the existing system will be transferred to the Board of Magistrates case management system which will eventually be generating hearing notices as needed. The date for the transfer has not been fixed as of this time. To avoid costly programming of the old data system to accommodate the recent changes in the Administrative Hearing Rules, the existing standard language in the pretrial notices will not be updated. The parties should be aware that their obligations under the new rules may be different than past rule and practice.
It is hereby ordered that the language on all acknowledgement and notice of pretrial mailings is deemed to contain the following language: Failure of either party to appear may result in Board of Magistrates action as provided by R 792.11303.
/s/ Hon. Lisa Klaeren,
Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates.