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July 30, 2018 Labor Commissioner Cites Nail Salon $1.2 Million for Misclassification and Wage Theft of 36 Workers
July 30, 2018 DWC Posts Revised July 1, 2018 Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
July 26, 2018 DWC Suspends 11 Medical Providers for Fraud or Loss of License
July 24, 2018 Contra Costa County Restaurants Cited for Failing to Provide Workers’ Compensation Insurance
July 24, 2018 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Upcoming Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Examination on October 20
July 24, 2018 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Southern California Drywall Contractor Nearly $2 Million for Overtime and Rest Period Wage Theft
July 23, 2018 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers as Temperatures Rise across the State
July 18, 2018 DWC Responds to Public Inquiries Regarding Acupuncture and July 1 Physician Fee Schedule Update
July 17, 2018 DWC Posts Updated Subpoena Forms on Website
July 16, 2018 Cal/OSHA Produces Fact Sheet, Poster for Preventing Work-Related Injuries to Housekeeping Workers
July 12, 2018 DWC Announces Formation of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Advisory Committee
First meeting scheduled on Wednesday, September 26 in Oakland
July 10, 2018 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section)
July 10, 2018 Cal/OSHA Cites Marine Cargo Handling Company for Fatal Forklift Accident at Port of San Diego
July 9, 2018 Labor Commissioner Secures Over $1.1 Million Settlement for Prevailing Wage Violations Affecting 103 Workers
July 6, 2018 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
July 5, 2018 Cal/OSHA High Heat Advisory for Employers with Outdoor Workers in Central and Southern California
July 5, 2018 Cal/OSHA Issues Advisory for Worker Safety in Wildfire Regions
July 2, 2018 Labor Commissioner Cites Farm Labor Contractor, Holds Growers Liable for Wage Theft Violations Affecting 1,374 Seasonal Workers
June 28, 2018 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
June 27, 2018 Labor Commissioner Launches Online Registration for Janitorial Service Providers
June 27, 2018 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
June 26, 2018 DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2019
June 21, 2018 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness as Temperatures Rise Statewide
June 20, 2018 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
June 18, 2018 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule
June 13, 2018 Public Works Contractors Reminded to Renew Registration by June 30 to Avoid Penalties
June 11, 2018 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Cheesecake Factory, Janitorial Contractors More Than $4.5 Million for Wage Theft Violations
June 7, 2018 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Seven Bay Area Restaurants $10 Million for Wage Theft
June 4, 2018 DWC Suspends 18 Medical Providers for Fraud or Loss of License
May 23, 2018 DWC Suspends Three Medical Providers for Fraud or Loss of License
May 15, 2018 Labor and Workforce Development Agency Announces Record Number of Apprentices
May 8, 2018 Cal/OSHA High Heat Advisory for Employers with Outdoor Workers in Southern California
May 3, 2018 DWC Posts Proposed Amendments to Medical-Legal Fee Schedule to Online Forum for Public Comment
April 30, 2018 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section)
April 27, 2018 DIR Honors Workers’ Memorial Day
April 24, 2018 DIR Posts List of Public Documents Used to Flag Lien Claimants
April 17, 2018 DWC Posts Updated Drug Formulary (MTUS Drug List) Effective May 15
April 13, 2018 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness
April 12, 2018 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
April 5, 2018 Cal/OSHA Cites Roofing Contractor for Repeat Fall Hazard Violations
April 2, 2018 DWC Posts Proposed Interpreter Fee Schedule Regulations to Online Forum for Public Comment
April 2, 2018 DWC Suspends Eight Medical Providers for Fraud or Loss of License
March 29, 2018 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
March 28, 2018 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
March 27, 2018 DWC Suspends 27 Medical Providers for Fraud or Loss of License
March 26, 2018 DIR Issues Progress Report on Anti-Fraud Activity in the Workers’ Compensation System
March 23, 2018 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
March 16, 2018 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing on April 17 to Revise the Physician Fee Schedule portion of the Official Medical Fee Schedule
March 14, 2018 DWC Posts Correction to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
March 13, 2018 California Adopts New Workplace Safety Regulation to Protect Hotel Housekeepers from Injury
March 8, 2018 DWC Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers
March 8, 2018 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Weight Loss Chain Over $8.3 Million for Wage Theft Violations
March 7, 2018 Cal/OSHA Fines Foundry over $280,000 for Confined Space Accident
March 6, 2018 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Services)
March 5, 2018 DWC Suspends 10 Medical Providers
February 26, 2018 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Los Angeles Restaurant Over $500,000 for Wage Theft
February 20, 2018 DWC Suspends 20 Medical Providers for Fraud or Loss of License
February 12, 2018 DWC Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments / Ambulatory Surgical Centers
February 5, 2018 Cal/OSHA Cites Tree Trimming Company after Brush Chipper Fatality
January 31, 2018 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries
January 25, 2018 DWC Suspends 11 Medical Providers for Fraud, Conspiracy or Loss of License
January 22, 2018 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Upcoming Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on April 28
January 17, 2018 DWC Invites Physicians and Pharmacists to Apply for Appointment to the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
January 11, 2018 DWC Suspends Seven Medical Providers for Fraud or Loss of License
January 9, 2018 California Labor Commissioner Cites Owner of Six Residential Care Facilities in Los Angeles Over $7 Million for Wage Theft
January 4, 2018 Cal/OSHA Issues Citations Following Fatal Bee Attack on Tree Worker
January 2, 2018 DWC Suspends 28 Medical Providers for Fraud or Loss of License