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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 5. Pleadings
Any person seeking to initiate proceedings under Labor Code Section 132a other
than prosecution for misdemeanor must file a petition therefor setting forth specifically
and in detail the nature of each violation alleged and facts relied on to show
the same, and the relief sought. Each alleged violation must be separately pleaded
so that the adverse party or parties and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
may be fully advised of the specific basis upon which the charge is founded.
The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board may refer, or any worker may complain
of, suspected violations of the criminal misdemeanor provisions of Labor Code
Section 132a to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement or directly to the
Office of the Public Prosecutor.
Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307, Labor Code. Reference: Section 132a,
1. Editorial correction filed 2-2-83 (Register 83, No. 6).
2. Amendment of section heading and repealer of second paragraph filed 12-19-2002;
operative 1-1-2003. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government
Code section 11351 (Register 2002, No. 51).
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