California Employers Required to Post New Workers’ Comp Notice
In California, all employers are subject to mandatory workplace posting requirements. Effective October 8, 2010, all persons or entities that employ at least one person in the state are required by the California Department of Workers’ Compensation to revise and post the new “Notice to Employees – Injuries Caused by Work.” The notice must be posted in a conspicuous place frequented by employees, such as a bulletin board by the time-clock or in the lunchroom. Penalties can be quite stiff if an employer fails to comply: a potential misdemeanor charge and/or up to $7,000 in civil penalties. An employer may be cited for such a violation in connection with a workplace inspection for a totally unrelated purpose – such as an OSHA or a wage-and-hour matter.