Archive for the ‘Workers’ Compensation’ Category

Employee Claims a Co-Worker Lied About On-the-Job Injury

One of my employees came to me today and said his back was sore and that he hurt it while moving some equipment, so we sent him to the doctor to get treatment. Shortly after this employee left for the doctor’s office, another employee came to me and told me the first employee actually hurt […]

6 May 19 - Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Is Not Optional

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office reminds employers that they must maintain valid workers’ compensation insurance coverage for all workers, including part-time employees. Employers should also be sure their insurance company is licensed to sell insurance in California. In December, the California Department of Insurance issued a $4.3 million penalty to two companies for not being […]

22 Feb 19 - Workers' Compensation - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. DOL to Assist with California Wildfire Recovery Efforts

With the continued fight to contain the wildfires in California — two of which, the Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire, have reached a combined 223,285 acres burned as of November 21, 2018 —  the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it will assist victims in various employment-related ways. “The Department of Labor is actively […]

21 Nov 18 - Health and Safety, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

Wildfire Reminders: Employers Have Obligations, Must Take Precautions to Protect Employees

With a new series of wildfires flaring up this month, the California Chamber of Commerce presents below responses to questions often received from the employer community about how to help employees and a recent Cal/OSHA advisory on worker safety. The California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced Wednesday that the Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits […]

15 Nov 18 - Labor Relations, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Six LA Garment Contractors Cited Over $570,000 by Labor Commissioner

The Labor Commissioner’s Office recently cited six Los Angeles-based garment contractors $573,704 for multiple labor law violations. The contractors illegally operated under one license to avoid compliance with California labor laws, according to the office. Also, four of the contractors didn’t have valid workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. “Shared use of a garment manufacturing […]

12 Sep 18 - Minimum Wage, Workers' Compensation - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »