Search Results for: workers comp

Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)
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Posted in Workplace Policies

New Report Finds Private Attorneys General Act Is Too Slow to Resolve Claims, Too Little Compensation Goes to Workers

A new report by former heads of California’s labor and occupational safety agencies found that employee labor claims filed under California’s lawsuit-first Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)…

Workers’ Comp: Pay for Follow-Up Doctor’s Appointments
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Posted in Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Comp: Pay for Follow-Up Doctor Appointments Not Required

My employee sustained an injury on the job a few months ago. He is claiming that we have to pay for his doctor and therapy…

Medical Certification Important for Workers’ Comp Claim Absences
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Posted in Workers' Compensation

Medical Certification Important for Workers’ Comp Claim Absences

We have an employee with an active workers’ compensation claim. We agreed with the employee that he would work a normal 40-hour-per-week schedule with exceptions…

Terminating Employee on Workers’ Comp Involves Delicate Decisions
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Posted in Workers' Compensation

Terminating Employee on Workers’ Comp Involves Delicate Decisions

We are a smaller employer with only 16 employees, and we have an employee who has been on workers’ compensation for more than eight months….

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Posted in Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Comp: Ways to Protect Employee’s Health Benefits

We have an employee who has been on workers’ compensation leave for a few months. How long do we have to continue to pay for…

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Posted in FMLA/CFRA Workers' Compensation

Absence Due to Workers’ Comp Injury May Qualify for Family Leave

I have an employee who was injured at work, and his doctor put him on leave for the next three months. The employee filed for…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation 2022 Temporary Total Disability Rates

California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced that the 2022 minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates will increase on January 1, 2022: The minimum TTD…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation Workplace Safety

Applicants’ Workers’ Comp Claim History Can’t Be Used for Screening

We work in an industry that is at a higher risk for workplace injury. In an effort to keep our workers’ compensation costs lower, can…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workers' Compensation

Report COVID-19 Positive Test Result to Workers’ Comp Carrier

Do I have to have to file a workers’ compensation claim every time one of my employees tests positive for COVID-19? No. The new law…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Comp Coverage Immediately Expanded for COVID-19 Infections

On September 17, 2020, Governor Newsom signed SB 1159, which goes into effect immediately, expanding workers’ compensation coverage for employees who contract COVID-19 through the year…