March 09, 2011
Review and Comment Period Begins for Addendum A!
On March 4th, the Board of Directors approved circulation of proposed amendments to Addendum A - Workers' Compensation Claims Administration Guidelines to program members for review and comment. Complete details, including a redline/strikeout and clean copy of the proposed changes have been posted on our Blog. We encourage you to share the proposed amendments with your claims staff or others within your organization who may have comments to share. Please post comments on our Blog by May 9, 2011.
Board Sets EWC Pool Rates for 2011/12
Last week the Board approved the 2011/12 funding level and pool rates for the Excess Workers' Compensation (EWC) Program. To find out more, please join us for a one-hour webinar tomorrow, Thursday, March 10th at 10:00 a.m.
Webinar Details & Registration
3 Employment Bills of Interest
The EIA's Legislative Committee reviewed the following bills. While the Committee will not be following them as they are not related to EIA programs, they did believe the topics may be of interest to members and wanted to bring them to your attention.
AB 400 (Ma) - Employment: Paid Sick Days. This bill provides that an employee who works in CA for 7 or more days in a calendar year is entitled to paid sick days, which shall be accrued at a rate of no less than 1 hour for every 30 hours worked.
AB 59 (Swanson) - Family & Medical Leave. This bill expands the circumstances under which an employee is entitled to protected leave pursuant to the Family Rights Act by (1) eliminating the age and dependency elements from the definition of "child", thereby permitting an employee to take protected leave to care for an independent adult child suffering from a serious health condition, (2) expanding the defintion of "parent" to include an employee's parent-in-law, and (3) permitting an employee to also take leave to care for a seriously ill grandparent, sibling, grandchild, or domestic partner.
AB 325 (Lowenthal) - Employee's Right to Bereavement Leave. This bill provides for the right of employees to inquire about, request, and take time off for bereavement leave.
More information regarding these bills may be found on the CA Assembly website, or you can speak to your lobbyist for advice and suggested direction.
City of Vallejo - Risk Manager Job Opening
The City of Vallejo has a job opening for a Risk Manager. If you or someone you know is looking for a job as a Risk Manager please direct them to the City's website. There they will find detailed information about the position, salary and benefits, and interested persons can apply online.