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Amended Bill Defines Day Laborers Eligible for Comp Coverage

Monday, January 8, 2018 | 4

Maintenance workers, gardeners and landscapers hired on a one-time basis would be covered by California’s workers’ compensation laws under recent amendments to a bill intended to extend coverage to the estimated 40,000 day laborers working in the Golden State. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, on Thursday added a definition of “day laborer” to AB 206, a bill she introduced last year but agreed to carry over to 2018 in the face of opposition from the insurance industry. As introduced, the bill would have eliminated the exemption for employers to ...

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