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    An employee mistake at Oak River Insurance Co. recently led to the accidental release of personal information on about 2,700 southern California workers’ compensation recipients, according to a recent article from the Associated Press. The insurance company is warning recipients to be on the lookout for identity theft as it works to fix the mistake. The… Read More

    A bill that introduces several cost-saving reforms to California’s workers’ compensation system has passed through both houses of the state legislature and is awaiting the governor’s signature, according to an article in the Sacramento Bee. The California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) predicts that the bill will save millions in several key areas, while providing equal… Read More

    The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently announced its support for a plan to reform workers’ compensation in CA to improve delivery of benefits to injured workers and those suffering from occupational illnesses, according to an article in the Sacramento Bee. The reforms are aimed at saving money, cutting court costs, and improving benefits, timeliness, and quality… Read More

    National Football League (NFL) players who are injured on the job may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits in California if they can demonstrate that their injuries took place in California, regardless of the provisions governing workers’ compensation in their NFL contracts, according to a recent decision by the Ninth Circuit. The case heard… Read More

    California’s lawmakers are poised to consider a package of reforms to the state’s workers’ compensation laws, according to a recent article in the Orange County Register. If passed, the bill will mean several changes to workers’ compensation laws that will directly affect injured California workers. The proposed bill would add $720 million each year to provide… Read More

    A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that the costs of wages, benefits, and workers’ compensation increased for southern California laborers over the last year, but that the cost increase kept pace with inflation and the rising costs of other items, according to an article in the Press-Enterprise. The report analyzed… Read More

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