Category Archives: Labor Code 3700

CAN AN UNINSURED EMPLOYER BE SUED BY AN INJURED WORKER IN CALIFORNIA?

Employers in California must provide workers’ compensation coverage to all of their employees (Labor Code § 3700). There are serious legal consequences for the failure to do so. This raises an important question: Can an uninsured employer be sued by an injured worker in California? The answer is a clear and resounding ‘yes’—uninsured employers are […]

AN OVERVIEW OF FOUR COMMON WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEFENSES IN CALIFORNIA

Employers have a duty to get no-fault workers’ compensation insurance coverage for both full-time and part-time employees (California Labor Code § 3700). If a worker is hurt on the job, they can claim benefits without proving that the employer was negligent or otherwise caused their accident. Of course, that does not mean that a workers’ […]

CALIFORNIA LAWMAKER PROPOSES WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REFORM FOR STAFFING AGENCIES

On March 17, 2022, California State Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez officially introduced Assembly Bill 2614 (AB 2614)—a workers’ compensation reform bill focused on changing the way state law would apply to staffing agencies, other labor contracting firms, and their clients. In this article, our Fresno workers’ compensation defense lawyer discusses the recent work injury reform bill […]

FIVE POTENTIAL PENALTIES AN EMPLOYER COULD FACE FOR FAILURE TO OBTAIN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE IN CALIFORNIA

California has a mandatory workers’ compensation law in place. Under California law (Labor Code § 3700), all businesses and organizations that have employees in the state must meet this requirement. An employer that is uninsured in violation of California’s workers’ compensation law can face significant sanctions. In this article, our Bakersfield workers’ compensation defense attorney […]