Newsline No. 20-08 printer image Printer friendly

April 7, 2008

Division of Workers’ Compensation posts annual report on the alternative dispute resolution/carve-out program for 2006 on its Web site

The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has posted its annual report of employers participating in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)/carve-out program for 2006 on its Web site.  

ADR/carve-out programs allow employers and unions to create their own alternatives for workers' compensation benefit delivery and dispute resolution under a collective bargaining agreement.  Eligibility of parties to participate in a program must be approved by the administrative director of the Division of Workers' Compensation.

Title 8, California Code of Regulations, section 10203 requires that all employers participating in an ADR/carve-out program report work and claims data to the DWC by March 31 each year.

Labor Code section 3201.5 (i), which applies to construction industry ADR/carve-outs, and Labor Code section 3201.7, which applies to non-construction industries, each require that the administrative director prepare an annual report for submission to the legislature based on the information received from the ADR/carve-out participants.

Further information and the annual report can be found at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/carveout.html.

###