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DIR Issues Notice of Public Hearings for Return-to-Work Supplement Program

Posted about 3 years ago by Denise Souza

Newsline No.: 2014-100 Date: October 24, 2014

DIR Issues Notice of Public Hearings for Return-to-Work Supplement Program

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has posted proposed changes to the California Code of Regulations to implement the Return-to-Work Supplement Program, one of the workers' compensation reforms mandated by SB 863. This program is intended to provide supplemental payments to workers whose permanent disability benefits are disproportionately low in comparison to their earnings loss.
Public hearings on the proposed regulations have been scheduled on December 8, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1515 Clay Street in Oakland and on December 9, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 320 West 4th Street, Suite 500 in Los Angeles. Members of the public may also submit written comment on the regulations until 5 p.m. on December 9, 2014.
The notice, initial statement of reasons, and text of the proposed regulations can be found on the DIR website.
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The California Department of Industrial Relations, established in 1927, protects and improves the health, safety, and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners, and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. DIR is housed within the Labor & Workforce Development Agency. Non-media inquiries can contact DIR's Communications Call Center at 1-844-LABOR-DIR (1-844-522-6734) for help in locating the appropriate division or program in our department.

P.O. Box 420603 • San Francisco, CA • 94142-0603 • www.dir.ca.gov