Department of Industrial Relations - Press Room

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For news media inquiries please contact the Department of Industrial Relations Communications Office at 510-286-1161 or by email at Communications@dir.ca.gov. The Communications Office handles media inquiries for all of our department’s divisions, boards, commissions and programs.

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Latest News and Announcements from DIR

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January 2019

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

December 2018

December 20, 2018 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section)
December 20, 2018 Cal/OSHA Cites Cannabis Company for Safety Violations Following Explosion that Burned Employee
December 18, 2018 Mileage Rate for Medical and Medical-Legal Travel Expenses Increases Effective January 1, 2019
December 18, 2018 Department of Industrial Relations Reports 2017 Fatal Occupational Injuries
December 13, 2018 DWC Posts Draft Physician Reporting and Utilization Review Regulatory Amendments to Online Forum for Public Comment
December 12, 2018 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Services)
December 12, 2018 OSIP Posts Proposed Regulations and Public Meeting Announcement
December 11, 2018 Cal/OSHA Cites Contractor for Fatal Trench Collapse at Residential Construction Site
December 10, 2018 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services

January 2017