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Latest News and Announcements from DIR

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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

January 2017