Survivors of Islamic terror attack disappointed by gutting of bill

Survivors of the December 2, 2016 Islamic terrorist attack were disappointed last week when state legislation expected to help them and other Californians recover from terrorism and workplace violence was eviscerated last week. The original bill would have allowed workers or first responders hurt in a terrorist attack or incident of workplace violence to bypass […]

OFF-TOPIC: California out-migration intensifies

The latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that Americans are continuing to leave California faster than they are entering it, as housing prices in the Bay Area and other metropolitan areas have surged. Where people have migrated to less expensive interior regions of the state, the apparent growing appetite for suburban living presents a unique […]

Vandenberg firemen seeking equality in benefits

Firemen who work for federal agencies including Vandenberg Air Force Base Fire Department are trying to draw some attention to the fact that they do not have the same disability and workers’ compensation benefits as their colleagues in other state and local agencies. However, a new bill would extend disability and workers comp benefits to […]

Salinas restaurant owner sentenced for fraud

A Salinas, California buffet owner has been fined and placed on felony probation for charges related to workers’ compensation insurance fraud and tax evasion. The workers’ comp charges allege fraud between 2010 and 2016 by underreporting the number of employees and falsely reporting payroll wages by paying many employees in cash. Salinas Californian