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Latest News and Announcements from DIR

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July 21, 2016 DIR has published the latest California Consumer Price Index Table. Also see additional California CPI data
July 20, 2016 DIR Will Resume Enforcement on August 1 of the Requirement to Submit Certified Payroll Records Online
July 15, 2016 Report on Workers’ Comp Reforms Shows Progress, Benefits for Injured Workers, Employers
July 14, 2016 California Announces Major Regulatory Proposal to Improve Safety at Oil Refineries
July 13, 2016 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on October 29
July 1, 2016 DWC Posts Interim Report on Assembly Bill 1124 Mandating an Evidence-Based Workers' Compensation Drug Formulary
July 1, 2016 Prevailing Wage Interim Determination for the Craft(s) of Operating Engineer, Pile Driver (Operating Engineer), Steel Erector and Fabricator (Operating Engineer), and Tunnel/Underground (Operating Engineers) - All Shifts in Northern California Counties
June 30, 2016 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies)
June 27, 2016 Reminder: July 1 Deadline for Employers to Participate in AB 1513's Safe Harbor from Penalties on Piece-Rate Back Payments
June 17, 2016 Cal/OSHA Issues Extreme Heat Advisory
June 14, 2016 DWC to Enforce Lien Claimants' Use of Uniform Assigned Name
June 14, 2016 DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2017
June 9, 2016 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding Interim Determination for the Craft of Pile Driver (Carpenter) in Northern California Counties
June 9, 2016 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
June 7, 2016 Online Registration Renewal for Public Works Contractors Is Open
June 6, 2016 DWC Issues Second 30-Day Comment Period for Proposed Modifications to the Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers Fee Schedule
June 1, 2016 Cal/OSHA Issues Statewide High Heat Advisory as Temperatures Soar
June 1, 2016 DIR Notice to Ready-Mix Companies Regarding Electronic Payroll Reporting
May 31, 2016 Labor Commissioner Reaches Settlement to Secure $190,000 in Back Pay for Rosemead Restaurant Workers
May 31, 2016 Division of Workers' Compensation Mourns the Loss of Workers' Compensation Judge Rosa Moran
May 25, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Agricultural Firm after Explosion Kills Worker, Burns Resident and Home
May 25, 2016 DWC Posts Proposed Further Amendments to WCIS Regulations and EDI Implementation Guides
May 24, 2016 DWC Posts Amendments to Draft Home Health Care Fee Schedule Regulations
May 19, 2016 DIR Posts Latest California Consumer Price Index Table
May 19, 2016 Thriving underground economy targeted in statewide multi-agency outreach and enforcement effort
May 19, 2016 Enforcement of the Requirement to Submit Electronic Certified Payroll Reports to DIR to Resume in August
May 13, 2016 Labor Commissioner Orders San Francisco Shuttle Company to Pay Six Drivers $212,407 for Wage Theft
May 13, 2016 DWC Announces Appointment to Ethics Advisory Committee
May 12, 2016 DWC Announces New Search Tool for Independent Medical Review (IMR) Decisions
May 10, 2016 Martin Brady Reappointed to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation
May 10, 2016 Division of Workers’ Compensation Announces the Appointment of Dr. Raymond Meister as Executive Medical Director
May 5, 2016 Labor Commissioner Accepting Applications from Port Trucking Companies for Motor Carrier Employer Amnesty Program
May 3, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Adult Film Producer for Condom Law Violations, Exposing Employees to Infectious Materials
April 28, 2016 Prevailing Wage Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification of Electrician: Inside Wireman - Zone A, 3rd Shift in San Bernardino County
April 28, 2016 DIR Honors Workers' Memorial Day and Cal/OSHA's Commitment to Workplace Safety
April 21, 2016 Department of Industrial Relations Reports 2014 Fatal Occupational Injuries
April 21, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Tree Service Company for Fatal Safety Breach
April 21, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Taylor Farms, Temporary Employment Agencies for October Chemical Release
April 20, 2016 Concrete Delivery Legislation (AB 219) Fact Sheet
April 20, 2016 DWC Posts Workers' Compensation Fact Sheets, Claim Form in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese
April 14, 2016 Public Works Contractors Can Renew Annual Registration Beginning May 1
April 13, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Santa Barbara Employer $72,735 for Violating Stop-Work Order on Scaffold and Unreported Serious Injuries
April 13, 2016 Five Defendants Arraigned for Committing Over $635,000 in Tax and Insurance Fraud and Failing to Pay Employees Prevailing Wage on Public Works Contracts
April 12, 2016 DWC Posts Information on February 26 Order Regarding Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Medical Fee Schedule)
April 11, 2016 WCAB Chairwoman Ronnie Caplane to Retire from State Service
April 11, 2016 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Record-Breaking Heat Wave
April 8, 2016 DIR Issues Notice of Public Hearing on April 15 for Proposed Modifications to Return-to-Work Supplement Program
April 6, 2016 DIR has published the latest California Consumer Price Index Table. Also see additional California CPI data
April 4, 2016 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
March 30, 2016 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
March 30, 2016 DWC Releases Fourth Edition of the Physician's Guide to Medical Practice in the California Workers' Compensation System
March 28, 2016 Labor Commissioner Cites San Jose Residential Care Company $443,460 for Shorting 22 Workers on Minimum Wage, Overtime
March 16, 2016 DIR Posts Public Works Notice Advising That Certified Payroll Reporting Requirements Have Not Changed
DIR's eCPR System Still Up and Running - Public Works Contractors Encouraged to Use It
March 16, 2016 Department of Industrial Relations Issues Statement on RAND Analysis of Proposed Refinery Regulations
March 14, 2016 CHSWC Releases 2015 Annual Report on California's Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation Systems
March 14, 2016 DWC Announces Appointments to Ethics Advisory Committee
March 9, 2016 Prevailing Wage Notice Regarding the Scope of Work Provisions for the Craft of Roofer in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties Issued in the 2016-1 CD-ROM
March 9, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites and Fines Adult Film Producer James Deen Productions for Violating Condom and Safety Laws
March 9, 2016 DWC Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2015
March 4, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites ExxonMobil for Failing to Repair Equipment that Exposed Workers to Dangerous Chemical Leaks
March 3, 2016 Prevailing Wage Correction Notice for the Craft(s)/Classification(s) of Landscape Maintenance Laborer, Landfill Worker (Operating Engineer), Slurry Seal Worker, Telephone Installation Worker, and Parking and Highway Improvement (Striping, Slurry and Seal Coat Operations-Laborer)
March 3, 2016 Prevailing Wage Correction Notice for the Craft(s)/Classification(s) of Iron Worker in All Counties Within the State of California and Metal Roofing Systems Installer in Santa Barbara County
March 2, 2016 Labor Enforcement Task Force Cites Three Companies in San Diego County for Workplace Hazards, Labor Law Violations
February 29, 2016 DWC Posts Calendar for its 24 Courts on Website
February 22, 2016 Applicants' Attorneys Can Now Submit IMR Applications and Medical Records Using MOVEit Secure File Transfer
February 19, 2016 Cal/OSHA Warns Condom Use Required in Adult Films
February 12, 2016 DWC Posts Proposed Amendments to its WCIS Regulations and EDI Implementation Guides
February 11, 2016 DWC Posts Formulary Public Meeting Agenda and Related Materials to the DWC Forum
February 10, 2016 DWC Reminds Claims Administrators Regarding Utilization Review Procedures
February 10, 2016 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for April 16 Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination
February 10, 2016 Labor Commissioner Gets San Francisco House Cleaning Workers $50,000 Each in Back Pay
February 8, 2016 DWC Announces Recipients of 2016 Carrie Nevans Community Service Award
February 5, 2016 DWC Posts the Proposed Guideline for Mental Illness & Stress to Online Forum
February 1, 2016 DWC Administrative Director Destie Overpeck to join the State Bar of California
January 29, 2016 DWC Posts Adjustment of Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) Inpatient Hospital Section to Conform to Medicare Changes
January 28, 2016 DWC Announces Public Meeting to Discuss Creation of Workers' Compensation Drug Formulary and Related Rules
January 28, 2016 DWC Posts 2016 Annual Report of Inventory Advice and Form for Claims Reported During Calendar Year 2015
January 27, 2016 Paige S. Levy Selected Chief Judge for Division of Workers' Compensation
January 26, 2016 DWC Posts 2015 Audit Unit Annual Report and the Ranking Report
January 26, 2016 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries
January 25, 2016 DWC Reminds Parties to Use Revised QME Form 105
January 25, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Employers for Serious Meat-Grinder Accident
January 21, 2016 DIR Studying Impact of Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
January 21, 2016 DIR Notice to Public Works Contractors and Subcontractors: eCPR System on Hold Pending Upgrades
January 20, 2016 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
January 12, 2016 DWC Ended Lien Activation Fee Collection on December 31, 2015
January 8, 2016 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Fees Section)

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