Archive for the ‘Workers’ Compensation’ Category

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 $1,172.57 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 »

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 »