Bulletin No. 14-03
October 21, 2003

New forum on revised carve-out program regulations posted

Proposed revisions to DWC's carve-out program regulations are the subject of the newest online discussion forum. A link to the new forum and rules for participating can be found at http://www.dir.ca.gov/wcjudicial.htm.

The regulatory revisions were required by the recent enactment of Senate Bill 228, which made significant changes to Labor Code Section 3201.7. Under the new legislation, any employer who has a collective bargaining agreement with a bona fide union can negotiate a carve-out program in that agreement.

The DWC/WCAB Forums are a way for the public to review and comment on draft proposed regulations and revisions before formal rulemaking begins. Visitors to the site can also view the comments made by others. All comments are reviewed and considered before the final proposed new regulations or revisions to regulations are scheduled for public hearing. Members of the public are invited and encouraged to participate