Archive for the ‘Workers’ Compensation’ Category

DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2018

California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced that the minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates will increase on January 1, 2018: The minimum TTD rate will increase to $182.99 per week (from $175.88 per week); and The maximum TTD rate will increase to $1,215.27 per week (from $1,172.57 per week). California Labor Code […]

23 Jun 17 - Benefits, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Workers’ Comp Ruling: Genetic Causes Including Inherited Predispositions May Be Apportioned

The 3rd District Court of Appeal recently decided a case that helps define how factors outside the workplace are to be treated when apportioning the employer’s share of liability for an injury at work. In City of Jackson v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and Christopher Rice, the appeal court approved on April 26 a medical […]

10 May 17 - Workers' Compensation - Heather Wallace - No CommentsRead More »

Labor Enforcement Report Shows High Rate of Noncompliance

Since 2012, the Department of Industrial Relations has assumed responsibility for the Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), which is a coalition of state government enforcement agencies formed to combat the underground economy, such as paying employees off the books or not carrying workers’ compensation insurance. This multi-agency task force conducts joint inspections and includes such […]

13 Apr 17 - Compensation, General, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New Workers’ Comp Law Changes Definitions of Excluded Employees and May Affect Your Existing Policies

This week, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones notified workers’ compensation insurers of upcoming changes to the definition of “employee” and to who is an excluded employee. The changes are a result of recently signed legislation, Assembly Bill 2883. Beginning January 1, 2017, all business workers’ compensation insurance policies, including in-force policies, will be required to cover, […]

20 Oct 16 - Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Los Angeles Garment Manufacturers Targeted In Labor Enforcement Sweep

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office issued $682,344 in fines and penalties to 18 garment manufacturers and contractors in a two-day enforcement operation in the Los Angeles area. The sweep also resulted in stop orders for employers that were not carrying workers’ compensation insurance. The two-day enforcement sweep began on September 7 and included 22 worksite […]

23 Sep 16 - Compensation, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »