Across the country workers comp opt out are legislative efforts to allow employers to "opt out" of the traditional workers' compensation systems in several states. Generally speaking, opt out laws take government out of the equation and allow employers to determine the nature of the benefits and the terms of the claims administration, as well as appeal processes. Recently, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that Oklahoma's opt out law unconstitutional leaving only Texas with an opt out system. Vasquez v. Dillards, Inc. 2016 OK 89.
Workers Comp Opt Out is bad for Wisconsin employees and employers. For more than a century, the work injury compensation system, first established in Wisconsin, has been the reality in the United States. For all this time, government mandated worker's compensation has brought stability and fairness for industry and labor, to the benefit of American society.