Archive for the ‘Workers’ Compensation’ Category

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 »

DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2017

California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced that the minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates will increase on January 1, 2017: The minimum TTD rate will increase to $175.88 (from $169.26); and The maximum TTD rate will increase to $1,128.43 per week (from $1,128.43 per week). California Labor Code section 4453(a) (10) requires […]

16 Jun 16 - Benefits, Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Los Angeles employers should review employment applications and other hiring and employment documentation.

Underground Economy Targeted in Statewide Enforcement Effort

On May 19, a multi-agency team led by the California Department of Insurance conducted a statewide enforcement and outreach effort targeting those businesses that may operate in the underground economy. The multi-agency team visited dozens of locations across the state to educate business owners of their obligations to comply with insurance, licensing, workplace safety, labor […]

24 May 16 - Benefits, Health and Safety, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Court Sides with Employer in Workers’ Comp Case

A state appeals court has ruled that a worker’s claim of a psychiatric injury did not meet the tests to qualify for workers’ compensation coverage. The California Chamber of Commerce filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case of Travelers Casualty & Surety Company et al. v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and Mark Dreher. Central to […]

2 May 16 - Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »