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High Court Says Regularly Sworn Officers Not Entitled to TD at Max Rate

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 1896 | 0 | 1 min read

California's Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the Labor Code's grant of disability benefits to "active peace officers" at the maximum possible indemnity rate only applies to volunteer officers, not to officers who are regular employees of a police department. "Regularly sworn, salaried police officers are employees, as defined under Section 3351, and thus entitled to workers' compensation benefits under that statute," the court said. Section 3551 says that any person in the service of another under a contract of hire is an "employee." Section...

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