California Department of Workers’ Comp OKs Carve-out Agreement with L.A.

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has approved a labor-management carve-out agreement between the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Protective League.

The agreement covers an estimated 10,000 union members.

Carve-out programs enable employers and unionized workforces to create their own alternatives for workers’ comp benefit delivery and dispute resolution under a collective bargaining agreement. Eligibility of parties to participate in a program must be approved by the DWC administrative.

There are 57 active labor-management carve-out agreements in California, including 27 that cover public safety unions, 21 in the construction industry, and nine in other industries, according to the DWC.

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