What's New Archive 2017


September 21, 2017 DWC Posts Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspends Six Medical Providers for Fraud
September 18, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/ Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
September 14, 2017 California Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Los Angeles Garment Manufacturers More Than $370,000 for Labor Law Violations
September 12, 2017 Save the Date 2017 WCIS Advisory Meeting October 23, 2017
September 12, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
September 11, 2017 Updates and Changes to WCIS California Medical Version 2.0 Effective September 27, 2017
September 7, 2017 DWC Issues Revised MTUS Drug Formulary Regulations for Second 15-Day Comment Period
August 29, 2017 DWC Posts Database of Dismissed Liens
August 28, 2017 Katherine Zalewski Designated Chair of California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
August 25, 2017 California High Heat Advisory: Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers Shade Must Be Made Available for Outdoor Workers
August 16, 2017 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Chula Vista Restaurant Over $274,000 for Wage Theft
August 15, 2017 Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspends Five Medical Providers for Fraud
August 14, 2017 Labor Commissioner’s Office Files $6.3 Million Misclassification and Wage Theft Lawsuit against Glendale Construction Company
August 14, 2017 DWC to Dismiss More Than 292,000 Unresolved Liens
August 9, 2017 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Jack in the Box Franchise Owner More Than $900,000 for Misclassification
August 8, 2017 DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Fermin Iglesias, Steven Rigler for Fraud
August 7, 2017 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule Regulations
August 4, 2017 New Regulations Improve Safety at Oil Refineries
August 3, 2017 DWC Schedules Lien Consolidation Proceedings for Suspended Providers, Adds Special Adjudication Unit Calendar to Website
August 1, 2017 Cal/OSHA Approves Reopening of Three “Revolution” Type Rides in California
August 1, 2017 Cal/OSHA Stresses Importance of Monitoring Workers, Recognizing Early Symptoms of Heat Illness as Central Valley Swelters
August 1, 2017 Prevailing Wage Modification Notice for the Craft/Classification(s) of Roofer: Roofer, Pitch Work, and Preparer in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties
July 31, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Aircraft Parts Manufacturer for Willfully Failing to Notify Workers of Their Exposures to Chromium-6
July 27, 2017 Prevailing Wage Modification Notice for the Craft of Electrician: Inside Wireman and Cable Splicer (All Shifts) in Fresno, Kings, Madera, and Tulare Counties
July 27, 2017 Cal/OSHA Issues Statement on Ohio Amusement Ride Accident: All Fire Ball Rides in California Have Been Voluntarily Shut Down
July 27, 2017 Labor Commissioner’s Office Recovers over $360,000 for Live-in Caregivers in Wage Theft Case
July 26, 2017 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Two Towing Companies over $4.8 Million for Wage Theft Violations
July 25, 2017 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Oakland Construction Company Over $3.5 Million for Wage Theft Violations
July 24, 2017 Cal/OSHA and Chevron Reach Settlement of Citations Appeal Following the August 2012 Richmond Refinery Fire
Agreement includes provisions to replace piping, institute innovative safeguards
July 18, 2017 DWC Issues Revised Drug Formulary Regulations for 15-day Comment Period
July 18, 2017 Prevailing Wage Correction Notice for the Craft of Tunnel Worker (Laborer) in Northern California Counties
July 17, 2017 DWC Reports More Than 441,000 Lien Declarations Filed
July 13, 2017 Independent Medical Review Report Shows Progress
July 5, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
July 5, 2017 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on October 21, 2017
June 30, 2017 Public Works Small Project Exemption Clarified: Based on the Amount of the Entire Project, Prevailing Wages Must Still be Paid
June 29, 2017 California Labor Commissioner Citation of General Contractor for Subcontractor’s Wage Theft Affirmed
June 29, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/ Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
June 28, 2017 Lien Claimants Declaration Update: Ex-parte Communication Requirements, Duplicate Documents in EAMS Prohibited
June 28, 2017 Public Works Contractor Registration Fee Increased, Small Project Exemption Established Effective July 1
June 28, 2017 DWC Posts RAND Report on Recommendations for Fraud Prevention in the Workers’ Compensation System
June 27, 2017 Labor Commissioner’s Decision Results in $48,860 for Convenience Store Clerk Making Less Than Minimum Wage and No Overtime Pay
June 26, 2017 Deadline for Lien Claimants to File Labor Code Section 4903.05(c) Declaration
June 23, 2017 DWC Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2016
June 21, 2017 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers that Fresh Water Must be Provided to Prevent Heat Illness
June 20, 2017 DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2018
June 19, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Explosives Manufacturer for Workplace Explosion that Caused Serious Injuries
June 15, 2017 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers to Protect Them from Heat Illness as Temperatures Rise Around California
June 15, 2017 Public Works Contractors: Registration Renewal Must Be Completed by June 30 to Avoid Penalties
June 15, 2017 Department of Industrial Relations Issues Statement on Board of Equalization Trailer Bills: Reforms Will Not Diminish Focus on Underground Economy
June 14, 2017 Prevailing Wage Correction Notice for the Craft of Bridge Builder/Highway Carpenter (Special Single Shift) in Northern California Counties
June 14, 2017 Prevailing Wage Correction Notice to the Interim Determination Issued on April 18, 2017 for the Craft of Electrician: Inside Wireman, Technician and Cable Splicer, Welder (All Shifts) in Calaveras and San Joaquin Counties
June 8, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
June 7, 2017 DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Pasadena Psychiatrist for Fraud
June 2, 2017 Prevailing Wage Correction Notice for the Craft of Driver (On/Off-Hauling To/From Construction Site) in Imperial and San Diego Counties
May 31, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Interim Determination for the Craft of Asbestos Removal Worker (Laborer): Lead Removal Worker in Northern California Counties
May 23, 2017 U.S. District Court Upholds Labor Commissioner Awards of Almost $1 Million for Misclassification of Port and Rail Truck Drivers
May 22, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Interim Determination for the Craft of Driver (On/Off-Hauling To/From Construction Site) in Imperial and San Diego Counties
May 19, 2017 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Prepare For Sizzling Temperatures
May 18, 2017 Prevailing Wage Correction Notice for the Crafts of Operating Engineer, Pile Driver (Operating Engineer), and Steel Erector and Fabricator (Operating Engineer) (All Shifts) in Northern California Counties
May 18, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Interim Determination for the Craft of Carpet Layer and Resilient Tile Layer in Imperial and San Diego Counties
May 18, 2017 Landmark Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Approved to Reduce Risk of Major Incidents at Oil Refineries in California
May 17, 2017 DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Michael R. Drobot, Steven Howser for Fraud
May 12, 2017 Prevailing Wage Modification Notice for the Craft of Tile Setter (All Shifts) in Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare Counties
May 12, 2017 Prevailing Wage Modification Notice for the Craft of Tile Setter (All Shifts) in Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties
May 9, 2017 Prevailing Wage Correction Notice for the Craft of Tunnel/Underground (Operating Engineer) in Northern California Counties
May 9, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Employers for Fatal Drainage Shaft Accident
May 9, 2017 DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Sobol, Heric and Two Other Medical Providers
May 8, 2017 Early Renewal Registration Now Open for Public Works Contractors
May 3, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Interim Determination for the Craft of Dredger Operating Engineer in Northern California Counties
May 2, 2017 DWC Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers
May 1, 2017 Secretary Lanier Issues Statement on Labor Protections for Immigrant Workers
April 28, 2017 DWC Posts Second Interim Report on Assembly Bill 1124 Mandating an Evidence-Based Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary
April 28, 2017 DIR Honors Workers' Memorial Day
April 27, 2017 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness
April 24, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Interim Determination for the Craft of Modular Furniture Installer (Carpenter) in Northern California Counties
April 21, 2017 U.S. Ninth Circuit Court Grants DIR Request for Stay on Permanent Injunction Blocking Enforcement of AB 219 Prevailing Wage Requirements for Ready-Mix Concrete Suppliers
April 18, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Interim Determination for the Craft of Electrician: Inside Wireman, Technician and Cable Splicer, Welder (All Shifts) in Calaveras and San Joaquin Counties
April 17, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Interim Determination for the Craft of Carpet Layer and Resilient Tile Layer in Imperial and San Diego Counties
April 17, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Building Supply Company for Fatal Forklift Accident
April 5, 2017 Department of Industrial Relations Director Issues Statement on WCIRB Rate Cut Recommendation
April 3, 2017 OAL Approves DWC’s Final WCIS Medical Billing, FROI/SROI Reporting Regulations
March 30, 2017 Prevailing Wage Corrections to the Important Notice Issued March 28, 2017 for Chainman/Rodman in Tehama County
March 29, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Interim Determination for the Craft of Metal Roofing Systems Installer in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties
March 28, 2017 DIR Appeals U.S. District Court’s Ruling that Blocks Labor Commissioner’s Enforcement of AB 219 Prevailing Wage Requirements for Ready-Mix Concrete Suppliers
March 27, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
March 27, 2017 Staffing Firm Found Responsible in Warehouse Carbon Monoxide Exposure Incident that Sent Workers to Hospital
March 20, 2017 DIR Issues Amended Regulations to the Return-to-Work Supplement Program that Extends Deadline to File for Benefits
March 17, 2017 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Drug Formulary Regulations
March 9, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
March 9, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Correction for the Craft of Teamster in Southern California Counties Except San Diego
March 8, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Interim Determination for the Craft of Operating Engineer (Landscape Construction) in Northern California Counties
March 6, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Interim Determination for the Craft of Roofer and Roofer: Pitch Work in Imperial and San Diego Counties
March 1, 2017 Labor Commissioner Returns $363,625 in Unpaid Wages to Six Car Wash Workers in Los Angeles
March 1, 2017 DWC Posts Correction to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
February 28, 2017 Labor Commissioner Decision Results in over $100,000 for Hunting Club Caretaker Making Less than Minimum Wage
February 28, 2017 New and Amended Lien Filing Rules Filed With Secretary of State, Important for Lien Claimants Who Filed Before January 1, 2017
February 27, 2017 DWC Posts Draft Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) Regulatory Amendments to Online Forum for Public Comment
February 24, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Corrections for the Craft/Classification of Sheet Metal Worker in Alpine, Calaveras and San Joaquin Counties
February 22, 2017 OSIP Announces Release of New Application Forms
February 16, 2017 DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Seven Providers for Fraud
Liens associated with the suspended providers total $59 million
February 10, 2017 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries
February 10, 2017 Refinery Safety Training Requirements (SB 54) Meeting Notice
February 10, 2017 Prevailing Wage Modification Notice for the Craft/Classification of Electrician: Cable Splicer (3rd Shift) in Orange County
February 8, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Services)
February 2, 2017 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
February 1, 2017 Prevailing Wage Modification Notice for the Craft/Classification(s) of Electrician: Inside Wireman and Cable Splicer (All Shifts) in Fresno, Kings, Madera, and Tulare Counties
January 31, 2017 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Upcoming Qualified Medical Evaluator
Examination on April 29
January 30, 2017 DWC Posts 2016 Audit Unit Annual Report and the Ranking Report
January 25, 2017 CHSWC Commissioner Angie Wei Reappointed by Senate Rules Committee
January 25, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
January 19, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Corrections for the Craft/Classification of Laborer and Related Classifications in Southern California Counties
January 19, 2017 WCAB Extends Public Comment Period Until January 31 on Proposed Amendments to Board Rules
January 18, 2017 DIR Combats Workers’ Compensation Fraud, Stays 200,000 Liens with Claim Value of Over $1 Billion
Issues report on efforts to reduce medical provider and premium fraud
January 13, 2017 DWC Announces Appointment to Ethics Advisory Committee
January 11, 2017 Cal/OSHA Investigates Four Recent Tree Trimming Deaths, Announces Safety Campaign
January 6, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Modification Notice for the Craft/Classification of Iron Worker: Fence Erector (Statewide)
January 4, 2017 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2017
January 3, 2017 DWC and WCAB Amend, Add Forms for Lien Filings to Comply with Recent Legislation