California news updates

November 24th, 2003 by Julie Ferguson

Now it’s Schwarzenegger’s turn to enter workers comp fight
“Every recent governor has declared his steadfast intention to reform workers’ comp, lowering costs to employers and bringing more equity to disabled workers. None has succeeded; indeed, most of the legislation purporting to improve the situation has actually made it worse, most infamously an overhaul in the early 1990s that eventually led to more than a doubling of costs. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the latest to claim that he will reform workers’ comp in California for all the usual reasons.”
California fights tribe’s workers comp plan
“With sky-high workers’ compensation costs laying waste to California’s business climate, state officials are fighting an Indian tribe that sold hundreds of companies an inexpensive alternative to workers’ comp.”

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