Archive for the ‘Workers’ Compensation’ Category

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 »

DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2018

California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced that the minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates will increase on January 1, 2018: The minimum TTD rate will increase to $182.99 per week (from $175.88 per week); and The maximum TTD rate will increase to $1,215.27 per week (from $1,172.57 per week). California Labor Code […]

23 Jun 17 - Benefits, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Workers’ Comp Ruling: Genetic Causes Including Inherited Predispositions May Be Apportioned

The 3rd District Court of Appeal recently decided a case that helps define how factors outside the workplace are to be treated when apportioning the employer’s share of liability for an injury at work. In City of Jackson v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and Christopher Rice, the appeal court approved on April 26 a medical […]

10 May 17 - Workers' Compensation - Heather Wallace - No CommentsRead More »