Coronavirus Update: California Gov. Newsom Announces New Testing Site Tool, Expanded Workers' CompensationKeeping Californians working with confidence as they increasingly begin to return to a reopening economy was the focus of two new announcements by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Contractor Gets Probation In Connection With Death Of Bulldozer Operator At 2016 Soberanes FireA 34-year-old Madera County man has been sentenced to felony probation following his October conviction on charges in connection with the July 2016 death of a bulldozer operator at the Soberanes Fire south of Carmel, prosecutors said.
Santa Clara County Sheriff's Lieutenant Arrested For Alleged Workers' Compensation FraudA Santa Clara County sheriff's lieutenant was arrested on Wednesday in Las Vegas for allegedly faking the extent of an injury and receiving workers' compensation.
Claims Rejected For California Police Injured In Las Vegas MassacreCalifornia's labor code says public agencies must pay benefits when off-duty officers try to save lives or property in California, but it doesn't mention out-of-state activities.
Lodi Man Arrested For Claiming Workers Comp While Allegedly Taking Clients SkydivingA Lodi man was charged Monday with fraud after he was videotaped taking clients tandem skydiving while collecting workers’ compensation for an injury he claimed had caused him excruciating pain, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
Family Of Window Washer Who Survived 11-Story Fall Receives Over $73K In DonationsThe family of a window washer who survived a fall from the top of an 11-story building in San Francisco's Financial District last month has raised more than $73,000 to help offset their expenses following the accident.
Ex-Cop In UC Davis Pepper Spraying Reaches $38k Settlement With School The former police officer who gained national attention after video of him surfaced pepper-spraying University of California, Davis students during an Occupy rally has reached a settlement with the university on a worker’s compensation claim related to the incident.
Gov. Brown Signs Law Limiting Workers' Comp For Pro AthletesProfessional athletes who spend most of their careers with teams in other states will be prohibited from filing workers' compensation claims in California, under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Oakland Audit Finds Unchecked SpendingAn audit of Oakland’s workers’ compensation program finds city employees accepted $23,000 in inappropriate gifts from a contractor during two training summits in 2007 and 2008.
Calif. State Senate OKs Limits On Worker Comp For Pro AthletesThe state Senate has approved a bill to prevent professional athletes who spent most of their careers with teams in other states from filing workers' compensation claims in California.
Cop In UC Davis Pepper-Spray Incident Seeks Workers CompThe former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at UC Davis is appealing for worker’s compensation, claiming he suffered psychiatric injury from the 2011 incident.
Pro Athletes Fight Limits On California Workers' CompFormer professional athletes who have battled countless injuries since they left the game on Monday criticized proposed legislation that would restrict players from collecting workers’ compensation benefits in California.
Injured Athletes Cashing In On California Workers’ CompensationPro athletes, many representing out-of-state teams, have been awarded millions of dollars from the California Workers’ Compensation program over the last three decades, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
Woman Too Injured To Work Jailed After Sex Charges, VideoA woman who was filmed running in high heels and engaging in oral sex in a public park while claiming to be too injured to work was sentenced Thursday to nine months in San Mateo County Jail for workers’ compensation fraud.
Medical Billing Firm Accused Of Bilking Santa Clara Co. On Spinal Implant CostsA company that professes to helps patients cover the cost of expensive spinal implants overbilled Santa Clara County taxpayers by tens of thousands of dollars and pocketed the profits, according to prosecutors.