For California workers, being hurt on the job can be a devastating experience. Loss of income can quickly lead to financial instability, which is why most employers are obligated to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect their employees in the event of a workplace injury. Knowing the ins and outs of workers’ compensation law is crucial to this end, so that you can be sure that your employer is abiding by all pertinent rules and regulations.
According to the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, all businesses with one or more employee must provide workers’ compensation coverage. Additionally, employers are obligated to post signage listing workers’ rights in terms of compensation if injured. If proper signage is not posted, employers run the risk of incurring a fine of $7,000. Employers are also mandated to provide new hires with a pamphlet explaining their rights and benefits.