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About MLAC
The Workers' Compensation Management-Labor Advisory Committee (MLAC) is an advisory committee created by the Oregon legislature as part of the reform of the workers' compensation system in 1990. Workers' compensation issues are often adversarial, creating uncertainty for both workers and employers. MLAC provides an effective forum for business and labor to meet, explore, and resolve issues involving the workers' compensation system.
 
MLAC consists of five representatives from business and five from labor, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate. MLAC is charged by statute to study issues affecting the workers' compensation system and report its findings and recommendations to the Oregon legislature. Members of MLAC are committed to a common set of values:
 
  • Balance and fairness
  • Adequacy of benefits — benefits commensurate with the severity of injury
  • Affordability — a system that contributes to a healthy Oregon business climate
  • Efficiency — a system that is streamlined and easy to use
  • Stability and flexibility — a system stable enough to be predicable that is flexible enough to change when necessary