Archive for the ‘Workers’ Compensation’ Category

The LETF looks for companies paying their employees under the table.

Results Are In: State Agencies Target Underground Economy

California’s Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), a coalition of government enforcement agencies under the direction of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), has released an end of the year review of its accomplishments. The LETF was created in 2012 to combat the underground economy. Businesses that operate in an “underground economy” may hire employees off […]

6 Jan 16 - Benefits, Compensation, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Governor Takes Action on Two Workers’ Compensation Bills; Signs One, Vetoes Other

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has taken action on two important workers’ compensation bills, signing one bill that reduces medical disputes and increase timeliness of appropriate medical care and vetoing another that would have required employers to compensate certain pre-existing injuries or conditions that were unrelated to an industrial injury. “These actions taken together represent good […]

15 Oct 15 - Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Revised Workers’ Compensation Notices and Forms for January 1, 2016

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) revised benefit notice regulations. The final regulations were approved on August 22, 2015 and will be effective for all benefit notices required to be sent on or after January 1, 2016. Revisions were made to the workers’ compensation Notice to Employees […]

4 Sep 15 - Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Employees Paid Less than $2 per Hour Results in $2.2 Million Wage Theft Fine

The California Labor Commissioner recently issued more than $2.2 million in citations against three residential care facilities in San Diego County for egregious wage theft violations after an investigation found that caregivers were working 24-hour shifts, six to seven days a week, for $1.25 to $1.80 per hour. The citations included minimum wage, overtime, meal […]

7 Aug 15 - Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

DIR Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2016

California’s Department of Industrial Relations announced at the end of June that the temporary total disability rates for 2015 will increase on January 1, 2016: The minimum temporary total disability (TTD) rate will increase to $169.26 (from $165.49); and The maximum TTD rate will increase to $1,128.43 per week (from $1,103.29 per week). California Labor […]

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