2020’s Biggest Workers’ Comp Stories – A Year In Review

Workers’ Comp Executive launches each new year with the publication of a list of the “Top Stories” from the prior 12 months. Some years are more newsworthy than others, but we certainly had some doozies during what was our 30th year covering the California workers’ comp industry. Beset by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom followed … Read More »

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Trucking Company’s Drivers Employees, Not Contractors, CDI Holds

In another audit case, State Compensation Insurance Fund was right to demand premium for 29 drivers that a trucking company claimed were independent contractors, according to the California Department of Insurance. The drivers in question did not own the trucks they drove and incurred no expenses to maintain, fuel, and insure the vehicles. The case, … Read More »

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Lots More AB 5 Exceptions

The California Legislature is sending a major group of exemptions from the Dynamex ABC test for differentiating between independent contractors and employees to the Governor for approval. It is an … Read More »

AG Sues To Enforce AB 5, Gig Companies Ask Ninth Circuit To Block The Law

The growing legal battle over California’s AB 5 legislation that raised the bar for declaring a worker an independent contractor is playing out in two different San Francisco courts that are less than a half-mile apart. California’s Attorney General filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court to hold the rideshare companies Uber Technologies and Lyft … Read More »

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Industry One-On-One: Vern Steiner, State Compensation Insurance Fund – Part 1

Workers’ Comp Executive sat down with State Compensation Insurance Fund President Vern Steiner (see photo) for a one-on-one interview to discuss the quasi-governmental carrier’s current situation and its on-going role in the California workers’ comp market. The conversation touched on a wide range of topics from State Fund’s recent return to paying dividends to its … Read More »

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Sales Team’s Status As Independent Contractors In Dispute

A California solar company is in a premium dispute with the State Compensation Insurance Fund over the employment status of its sales team. The company says they are independent contractors, but State Fund says that under state law they are employees and therefore must collect premium for the covered payroll. The sales team was excluded … Read More »

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