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Latest News and Announcements from DIR

March 2, 2015 Cal/OSHA Announces Safety Awareness Campaign for Roofers
February 24, 2015 DIR Reduces Fees for Independent Medical Review, Independent Bill Review
February 24, 2015 DWC Invites Public to Participate in a Discussion of Issues Related to the Home Health Care Fee Schedule on March 3
February 18, 2015 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
February 11, 2015 DWC Files Amendment to Official Medical Fee Schedule with Secretary of State, Posts Adjustment to Inpatient Hospitals Section
February 11, 2015 Office of Policy, Research, and Legislation issues notice of modification to general prevailing wage determinations
February 11, 2015 Statewide "Wage Theft is a Crime" Campaign Opens the Doors to California Labor Commissioner's Office
February 3, 2015 California Labor Agency, DIR and Cal/OSHA Host the OSHA State Plan Meeting in Oakland
January 30, 2015 OSIP Successfully Launches New E-Filing Portal for Actuaries
January 29, 2015 Cal/OSHA Reminds California Employers to Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries
January 29, 2015 DWC Issues Third Revision to Copy Service Fee Schedule Regulations with Additional 15-Day Public Comment Period
January 28, 2015 DWC Announces Recipients of 2015 Carrie Nevans Community Service Award
January 28, 2015 DWC Posts 2014 Audit Unit Annual Report and the Ranking Report
January 27, 2015 DWC Posts RAND Study on Home Health Services Fee Schedule, Invites Public to Participate in a Discussion of Issues Related to the Fee Schedule
January 26, 2015 DIR, Labor Commissioner Launch Online System for Submitting Car Washing and Polishing Applications
January 15, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Companies for Electrocution Fatalities Resulting from Lack of Precautions
January 8, 2015 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Upcoming Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on April 25
January 7, 2015 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Fees Section)

April 2014