The California Labor Code known as “The Labor Code” is a collection of civil law statutes for the State of California. Of note, Division 4 of The Labor Code (sections 3200 to 6002) regulates workers’ compensation for employees of private employers who are injured on the job, in addition to workers’ compensation insurance. Part 4 of Division 4 also lists the Workers Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) rules and procedures. Division 4.5 governs state employees who may be injured on the job. Division 4.7 regulates the referral of injured state employees who may be benefited via rehabilitation and re-trained for other positions in public service.
The California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) is made up of major components including: the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Division of Workers’ Compensation. DIR also includes the Industrial Welfare Commission, the Office of Self Insurance Plans, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, and the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board. Below are the links to the key workers’ compensation related California DIR sections:
California Legislative Information is a link to information relating to the current session year. It also allows you to search for California bills and codes.
California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation (“CCWC”) works alongside state lawmakers and regulators to institute positive changes to the workers’ compensation system. In addition, the CCWC site provides helpful links to workers’ compensation news, events and resources. CBE Law is proud to be a member of the CCWC organization.
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (“WCIRB:) is a private, non-profit association of insurance companies licensed to transact workers’ compensation insurance in the state of California. This link provides you with access to find information regarding workers’ compensation insurance companies that do business in California.
The Claims Education Panel (“CEP”) provides a directory for the insurance professional as well as the service provider with a comprehensive list of companies that support the insurance industry. These select vendors can assist the insurance claims industry with a wide array of services from property restoration to adjusting and salvage services, from appraising and legal services to consulting and environmental services. CBE Law is a member of the CEP.
The Risk Management Society (“RIMS”) is an organization dedicated to educating, engaging and advocating for the global risk community. RIMS is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 corporate, industrial, service, non-profit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. RIMS has a membership of approximately 11,000 risk practitioners who are located in more than 60 countries.
Work Comp Central specializes in providing professional news, education and data content to the workers’ compensation industry.
Work Comp Wire is an online news and information service; they offer timely access to relevant news, events and analysis affecting the workers’ compensation industry.