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GOVERNOR GAVIN Newsom has signed a bill into law that will codify a court ruling from last year that set new ground rules for what constitutes an independent contractor, and which expands on that ruling. There’s been a lot written in the media about the law, AB 5, and much of it misses the point. READ MORE >>

California workers compensation written premiums for the first quarter of 2019 are down 12% compared with last year to $4.4 billion, according to the Workers Compensation Rating Bureau of California’s quarterly update. READ MORE >>

Before you sign a contract with a third-party logistics provider or even with a new cleaning service, you probably ask for some case studies, read reviews online, or at least check their Better Business Bureau rating. READ MORE >>

OSHA's free On-site Consultation Program helps nearly 30,000 employers create safer workplaces in 2015 OSHA's On-site Consultation Program provided free and confidential safety and occupational health advice to 27,871 small and medium-sized businesses across the country in 2015. READ MORE >>

California's workers' compensation system uses a process called independent medical review (IMR) to resolve disputes about the medical treatment of injured employees. As of July 1, 2013, medical treatment disputes for all dates of injury will be resolved by physicians through an efficient process known as IMR, rather than through the often cumbersome and costly court system. READ MORE >>

Medical treatment and medical-legal billing disputes are resolved through an independent bill review (IBR) process. A medical provider who disagrees with the amount paid by a claims administrator on a properly documented bill may apply for IBR. IBR applies to any medical service bill where the date of service is on or after Jan. READ MORE >>

Every year WCIRB Field Representatives visit nearly 18,000 California employer business locations to conduct classification inspections. Following each site visit, the Field Representative produces a Classification Inspection Report summarizing the employer’s operations and identifying which classifications are assignable to each identified operation or process. READ MORE >>

If a store engages in the sale of gasoline or automobile services, the appropriate store classification shall apply at each location wherein the sale of merchandise in the store, other than gasoline or automobile services, exceeds twenty-five percent (25%) of the total annual receipts for the location. READ MORE >>

All California employers must provide Workers Compensation benefits to their employees under California Labor Code Section 3700. If a business employs one or more employees, then it must satisfy the requirement of the law. Sometimes a business owner (sole-proprietor) may desire to purchase Workers Compensation insurance to cover himself/herself only. READ MORE >>

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