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September 16, 2019 DWC Launches Updated Online Education Module for Physicians Treating Injured Workers
September 12, 2019 DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2020
September 6, 2019 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule Inpatient Hospital Section to Conform to Medicare Changes
September 5, 2019 DWC Posts Order Adopting Updates to Medical Treatment Guidelines
August 16, 2019 WCAB Issues Notice of September 24 Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to WCAB Rules
August 13, 2019 Cal/OSHA High Heat Advisory: Ensure Emergency Response Procedures for Outdoor Workers at Risk of Heat Illness Are Effective
August 6, 2019 DWC Posts Proposed Amendments to Medical-Legal Fee Schedule to Online Forum for Public Comment
August 1, 2019 DWC Posts Proposed Amendments to Copy Service Fee Schedule to Online Forum for Public Comment
July 30, 2019 Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulation to Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke in Effect
July 25, 2019 Cal/OSHA High Heat Advisory: Employers Must Provide Shade for Outdoor Workers
July 25, 2019 DWC Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2018
July 24, 2019 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule
July 18, 2019 Standards Board Adopts Emergency Regulation to Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke
Employers must quickly adopt the new requirements in early August
July 17, 2019 DWC Posts Order Adopting Updates to Medical Treatment Guidelines
July 16, 2019 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on October 19
July 11, 2019 DWC Posts Updated MTUS Drug List Effective August 1, 2019
July 11, 2019 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for July 24 in Oakland
July 11, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Employers for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Incident at San Francisco Airport
July 8, 2019 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
July 8, 2019 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section)
July 3, 2019 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Daly City Residential Care Facility for Wage Theft – 48 Workers Owed more than $631,000
June 28, 2019 DWC Posts DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
June 27, 2019 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
June 20, 2019 Public Works Contractors: Renew Registration by June 30
Contractors can now register for up to three fiscal years
June 19, 2019 WCAB Posts Proposed Updated Rules of Practice and Procedure for Public Comment
June 19, 2019 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Adopt Effective Procedures to Protect All Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness
June 17, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Solar Panel Installation Company for Willful Fall Protection Violation
June 13, 2019 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
June 11, 2019 Attorney General Becerra Urges Federal Government to Protect Meal and Rest Breaks for Bus Drivers
June 6, 2019 DWC Posts Requests for Proposal for IMR, IBR
June 5, 2019 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness as Temperatures Rise Across the State
May 29, 2019 Labor Commissioner’s Office Issues Wage Theft Citations for Subcontractor’s Failure to Pay 62 Construction Workers
General contractor also found responsible for unpaid wages under contractor liability law that went into effect in 2018
May 15, 2019 DWC Validation of Uniform Assigned Name Required When Filing Documents in EAMS
April 30, 2019 DIR Offices in Santa Ana Move to New Location
April 26, 2019 DIR and Cal/OSHA Honor Workers’ Memorial Day
April 24, 2019 Public Works Contractors: Renew Registration Starting May 1
Contractors can now register for up to three fiscal years
April 18, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Employers after Temporary Worker Fatally Crushed in Tehama County
April 17, 2019 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Playa Vista Car Wash More Than $2.36 Million for Wage Theft of 64 Workers
April 16, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Los Angeles Food Manufacturer and Staffing Agency for Serious Accident that Caused Amputation of Worker’s Fingers
April 11, 2019 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for April 24 in Oakland
April 10, 2019 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness
April 9, 2019 DWC Posts Report on Independent Bill Review (IBR)
April 4, 2019 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule
March 28, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Construction Company after Two Workers Hospitalized for Valley Fever
March 27, 2019 DIR Shares Questionnaire for Pre-Qualification of Contractors Seeking to Bid on Public Works Projects
March 27, 2019 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
March 26, 2019 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
March 26, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Ceramic Material and Supply Company $250,000 for Willful Failure to Guard Machinery in Fatal Accident
March 21, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Contractor Following Accident that Crushed Worker
March 20, 2019 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
March 19, 2019 DWC Posts Order Adopting Updates to Medical Treatment Guidelines
March 18, 2019 Labor Commissioner’s Office Recovers $1 Million in Unpaid Wages for 239 Restaurant Workers
March 13, 2019 Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Statement on Frank Brass
February 26, 2019 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Electronically Submit Form 300A by March 2
February 25, 2019 Attorney General Becerra, California Labor Commissioner’s Office File Charges Against Operators of Underground Garment Shop Licensing Scheme
February 20, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Contractors for Serious Safety Violations in San Francisco Twin Peaks Tunnel Fatality
February 19, 2019 DIR Issues Notice of Public Hearing on April 2 for Proposed Public Works Contractor Registration Regulations
February 13, 2019 California Labor Commissioner’s Office Reminds Employers that Valid Workers’ Compensation Insurance is Required
February 13, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Pipe Installation Contractor for Fatal Trench Collapse in Daly City
February 11, 2019 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites RDV Construction $12 Million for Wage Theft Affecting More Than 1,000 Workers
February 6, 2019 Cal/OSHA Announces May 9 Advisory Committee Meeting to Evaluate Electronic Submission of Workplace Injury and Illness Records
February 5, 2019 DWC Announces Free Online Access to Evidence-Based Treatment Guidelines for Medical Providers
January 31, 2019 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries Starting February 1
January 24, 2019 California Labor Commissioner’s Office Posts Guidance on Agricultural Overtime Pay Schedule in Effect This Year
January 22, 2019 DWC Posts 2018 Audit Unit Annual Report and the Ranking Report
January 22, 2019 Labor Commissioner’s Office Reaches $4 Million Settlement for 380 Bay Area Restaurant Workers
January 17, 2019 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on April 13
January 16, 2019 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory
January 15, 2019 DWC Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments / Ambulatory Surgical Centers
January 14, 2019 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule
January 10, 2019 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for January 23 in Oakland
January 10, 2019 DWC Posts Updated MTUS Drug List Effective February 15
January 9, 2019 Labor Commissioner’s Office Secures $1.7 Million in Unpaid Wages for 56 Bay Area Restaurant Workers
January 4, 2019 DWC Posts Update to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services
January 2, 2019 Labor Commissioner Posts List of Port Trucking Companies with Unsatisfied Judgments for Labor Violations
Businesses that Hire Companies on the List to Share Liability for Subsequent Violations