California is set to begin rolling out a new worker’s compensation system, which could give workers in the Silicon Valley startup a greater sense of control over their compensation claims.
Under the new system, a worker will be able to request a hearing, but will not be able go to court to try to recover lost wages or lost wages compensation.
The new system would replace the old system that allowed for workers to file claims on their own.
The California Labor Commissioner’s Office released the updated worker’s comp system on Wednesday.
The proposed new system is intended to provide workers with greater confidence that they can obtain fair compensation for the injuries they suffered in their employment.
The changes could help workers navigate the California Workers Compensation Act, which passed in 2014.
It will also help workers to seek more accurate and timely compensation payments from employers, the commissioner’s office said.
Under current law, employees are unable to seek compensation for their injuries unless the employer can prove they caused the injury.
Under this proposed system, if an employee’s employer does not provide a clear explanation for a loss of wages or damages, that worker would be able seek a hearing to obtain compensation from the employer.
The hearing would require the employer to provide a detailed explanation about the loss of the wages or the damages.
The new system will be phased in gradually over a period of time.
It will take effect in 2019.
The labor commissioner’s Office said the proposed changes are in response to growing concern over workers’ compensation.
It said workers who were injured in the course of employment should be able obtain compensation even if they had to go to trial.
“We believe that a worker should be protected from being left in the dark by their employer and from having to file for compensation,” the agency said in a statement.
California Labor Commissioner Andrew Ceresney said the new changes will make California one of the states that provides the most comprehensive worker’s compensations system in the country.
The changes will be effective on July 1.