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WC Insurance and the “Exclusive Remedy Rule”

WC Insurance and the “Exclusive Remedy Rule”

All employers must secure payment of compensation for workers’ compensation liability under California Labor Code § 3700. An employer cannot opt out of workers’ compensation liability insurance in California; rather it is required by Labor Code § 3700 et seq….

Independent Contractor Rule Expanded

Independent Contractor Rule Expanded

The Court of Appeal upheld a WCAB decision expanding the definition of “independent contractor.” The Court found a gardener, who was injured in a fall, was not an employee and therefore his injury was not covered by workers’ compensation.  Lara v….