Drafted amendments to a year-old workers’ compensation bill meant to increase coverage to workers would cover California day laborers hired on a one-time basis.
The bill, A.B. 206, introduced in January 2017 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-Chula Vista, was amended last week to include mandates for workers comp coverage for a “person, including a day laborer, employed by the owner or occupant of a residential dwelling whose duties are incidental to the ownership, maintenance, or use of the dwelling, including the care and supervision of children, or whose duties are personal and not in the course of the trade, business, profession, or occupation of the owner or occupant.”
The latest draft of the bill determines a day laborer as “a person who is directly hired by the home owner or occupant on a one-time basis, to perform general maintenance, repairs, upgrades, gardening, or landscaping, and who does not have a valid business license or contractor’s license, or is not required to have those licenses for the work performed.”
And, very importantly, the latest draft of the bill applies to all workers, regardless of their immigration status. These amendments to bill A.B. 206 represent a significant increase in the rights and workers compensation coverage for California workers.
You needn’t worry about involving the state, because California law does not allow inquiry into immigration status in such circumstances. You can also seek legal help here at Dial & Associates in Orange County without papers.
If you or a loved one has a work-related injury, you want an experienced workers compensation lawyer on your side who can help you get the medical care you need and the compensation you are entitled to by law. Dial & Associates is an experienced workers Compensation law firm who understands work-related injury law.
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