Class Changes Planned

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Classification and Rating Committee is beginning work on its next regulatory filing.  Already in the works are plans to reassign employers covered by some of California’s workers’ comp classifications. Among them are mining classifications and biomedical research facilities. In the latter case, the Bureau is recommending the inclusion of … Read More »

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Employer’s Conviction In Fatality Case Upheld, But Sentence Reduced

The Sixth District Court of Appeal rules that a concrete contractor was properly convicted for failing to have workers’ comp coverage, offering a doctored cert, filing a false exemption, and tax evasion. The appeals court also upheld a $10,000 fine.  But ordered the lower court to reduce Ian Czirban’s sentence from three years of federal … Read More »

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Proposition Battles

Late last month, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch ruled that Proposition 22, the “protect app-based drivers” measure passed by the voters last year, was unconstitutional. The reason given … Read More »

Order Up

On Thursday, August 12, the City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health made headlines by amending its existing Health Order (C19-07) to add requirements for proof of … Read More »

Cal/OSHA: To Mask or Not to Mask

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has published the latest version of its COVID emergency standard, on which it will vote later this week. The big change: Fully vaccinated employees will not … Read More »