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Meal Delivery Companies Many people enjoy the convenience of having prepared meals delivered and restaurant employees who are drivers engaged in delivery operations are assigned to Classification 9079(1), Restaurants, as General Inclusions. However, not all restaurants offer delivery or employ delivery drivers. READ MORE >>

COLUSA — In a joint announcement Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig and Colusa County District Attorney Matthew Beauchamp announced 32-year-old Daniel Ayala of Colusa, has been sentenced to 365 days of county jail, five years felony probation, and an $890 fine for workers’ compensation insurance fraud. READ MORE >>

From 2019 - The new formula excludes the first $250 of each claim from the X-Mod computation. This change removes any experience rating incentive to not report the cost of small or “first aid” type claims to your insurer. READ MORE >>

Log 300 Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses - OSHA Effective January 1, 2017, employers in states regulated by federal OSHA were required to electronically submit Log 300 records of injuries and illnesses. READ MORE >>

Senate Bill 189 (SB 189) amended Sections 3351 and 3352 of the California Labor Code, allowing more corporate officers, and/or directors and owners of professional corporations to waive workers’ compensation insurance coverage.   The following summarizes the SB 189 changes, effective July 1, 2018:  READ MORE >>

April 18, 2018 Spring is a great time to catch up on small repair projects around the house and sometimes handypersons are hired to help tackle these jobs. The WCIRB frequently receives questions regarding the classifications applicable to employers that perform a variety of minor “handyperson” repair services at residential or commercial locations. READ MORE >>

California employers are in line for a seventh straight cut in their workers' comp rates. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s governing committee members approved a filing for a 7.2% rate cut for policies incepting on or after July 1, 2018. READ MORE >>

The WCIRB completed a study researching the appropriate classification for operations involving Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) commonly referred to as aerial drones. Such operations are becoming increasing common in California and UASs are used in a variety of industries. READ MORE >>

Minimum Wage Laws As has now become an annual tradition for California, January 1, 2018 will ring in a new threshold for minimum wages for employees throughout the state. For all businesses with 26 or more employees, the statewide minimum wage will increase to $11.00/hour, while smaller companies (≤25) will increase to $10. READ MORE >>

Wood Dust Exposure What is wood dust? Wood dust is not just dust! Wood dust is tiny particles of wood produced during the processing and handling of wood, chipboard, and/or hardboard. Exposure to wood dust occurs in many industries, including logging and sawmill operations, furniture and paper manufacturing, and construction of residential and commercial buildings. READ MORE >>

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