Archive for the ‘Workers’ Compensation’ Category

“Job Killer” Bills Move to Next House​​​​

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills passed their house of origin yesterday: AB 1522 — would mandate that all employers provide paid sick leave; AB 1897 — would make contracting entities liable for the contractor’s wage-and-hour violations; and SB 935 — would tie the minimum wage to inflation. Paid Sick Leave AB 1522 (Gonzalez; […]

30 May 14 - Benefits, Minimum Wage, Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Beware of Wayward Cantaloupes

A former Los Angeles Unified School District Police officer was arrested for workers’ compensation fraud for inflating work-related injuries caused by a “wayward cantaloupe.”  While patrolling a school campus on his bicycle, the officer ran over the cantaloupe and lost control of his bicycle. He originally claimed that he injured his right knee, foot and […]

21 May 14 - Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Mandatory Poster and Pamphlet Changes Take Effect July 1, 2014

California and federal laws require employers to post and hand out the most current employment notices, even if you only have one employee in California. Not informing employees of their rights in the workplace can result in costly lawsuits and fines. Be ready to meet these mandatory July 1 compliance requirements in time: Post a […]

5 May 14 - Minimum Wage, Paid Family Leave, Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Workers’ Comp: Predesignation of Physician Regulations Approved

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved changes to the workers’ compensation regulations concerning Predesignation of Personal Physicians and Reporting Duties of the Primary Treating Physician. The final regulations will take effect on July 1, 2014. These regulations conform to workers’ compensation reform legislation (SB 863) which was passed in 2012. Although some of the […]

11 Mar 14 - Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Opposition Stops Workers’ Comp “Job Killer” Bill​​​​​

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce stopped a “job killer” bill from 2013 that would have resulted in dramatic workers’ compensation cost increases for employers. Last week, at the author’s request, SB 626 (Beall; D-San Jose) was pulled from the hearing agenda for the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. As a result, […]

24 Jan 14 - Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »