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Latest News and Announcements from DIR

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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 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

January 2017