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VIAW Newswire 11.28.12

Posted on 18 December 2012 by admin

The Return to Work Fund – What We Know and What We Don’t Know

As part of the comprehensive workers’ compensation reform in SB 863 that was signed into law by Governor Edmund G. Brown on September 18, 2012, the legislature passed a provision in the Labor Code, section 139.48, that provides an annual fund of $120,000,000.00 from which eligible injured workers may receive money that compensates them in cases where there is a disproportional difference between their permanent disability ratings and their loss of future earning capacity.

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New Report Brings Domestic Workers Out of the Shadows

A recent study from the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and several other organizations aims to provide the first comprehensive look at the struggles of domestic workers nationwide.

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New California Workers’ Comp Medical Mileage Rate for Travel On or After 1/1/13

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the standard mileage rate for business miles will increase from 55.5¢ per mile to 56.5¢ per mile as of January 1, 2013.

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Red Hook Brewery’s parent firm settles with OSHA after probe of fatal accident

Redhook Brewery’s parent company has reached an informal settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after an investigation into the death of a brewery worker in April.

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2m Persons Die From Occupational Hazards Yearly

An Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) expert with the International Organisation of Employers in Geneva, Janet Asherson, has said that not less than two million people lose their lives annually from accidents occurring in workplaces around the world.

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