Posts Tagged ‘Department of Industrial Relations’

California Fatal Workplace Injuries Increased in 2018

After several years of declines, in 2018 (the latest data available), California’s workplace fatality rate increased with 422 Californians dying in workplace incidents (up from 376 in 2017). Although California’s rate of fatal workplace incidents remains lower than the national average (2.3 fatalities per 100,000 workers versus 3.5), California employers should review their workplace safety […]

28 Jan 20 - Workplace Safety - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

Cal/OSHA Cites Over $46,000 to Waste Collection Company for Fatal Truck Accident

A waste collection company was issued several citations, totaling in $46,270 in penalties by Cal/OSHA after the death of a worker who was fatally run over by his own truck in San Jose. Investigators found that the employer not only failed to ensure the truck’s safety restraint worked but also ensure it worked when being […]

3 Dec 18 - Reporting Requirements, Workplace Safety - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

California Paid Sick Leave: Updated Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has updated its answers to questions that are frequently asked about California’s new Paid Sick Leave law. The DIR updated the FAQ list originally posted in February 2015 to reflect new requirements under AB 304, the amendments to the new paid sick leave law that became effective on July […]

13 Oct 15 - Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

California Employees Paid Less than $2 per Hour Results in $2.2 Million Wage Theft Fine

The California Labor Commissioner recently issued more than $2.2 million in citations against three residential care facilities in San Diego County for egregious wage theft violations after an investigation found that caregivers were working 24-hour shifts, six to seven days a week, for $1.25 to $1.80 per hour. The citations included minimum wage, overtime, meal […]

7 Aug 15 - Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Encouraging Outdoor Employers to Join Heat Illness Prevention Coalition​​​​​​

​The California Chamber of Commerce is encouraging interested parties to join the Heat Illness Prevention Coalition as it prepares to voice concerns about draft revisions to California’s unique heat illness prevention regulations. The coalition believes the proposal will hurt employers and won’t create safer outdoor workplaces in California. California adopted the first heat illness prevention […]

9 Jul 14 - Heat Illness - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »