More Money For DIR In Proposed Budget

The Department of Industrial Relations is asking for more money this year to oversee the implementation of the state’s new test for differentiating between independent contractors and employees. How big of an increase in workers' comp claims is it expecting as a result? Click here for the story.

OSIP’s Public Self-Insured Regs Rejected

Office of Self-Insurance Plans’ attempt to introduce new public agency reporting requirements has hit a snag. Why is it being sent back to redo its work? Get the details here.

New Bills to Limit, Overturn AB 5 Introduced

Outrage over AB 5 and the ABC test is growing. How are California’s legislators responding? Get the story here.

JLAC Hearing Delivers No Quick Fixes For QME System

California’s auditor took the Division of Workers' Compensation to task for its lack oversight of the state’s qualified medical evaluator program. Now the Legislature is taking a closer look. What was the outcome of a lengthy oversight hearing? Get the details here.

WCAB Doubles Down On Inmate’s Right To SJDB Voucher

State rules for the Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit program are being questioned. Why does the Workers' Compensation Appeals WCAB says the Division of Workers' Compensation overstepped its authority? Get the full story by clicking here.