New California Work Comp Reform SB863

Senate Bill 863 was passed on Aug. 31, 2012 and was signed into law by Governor Brown on Sept. 18, 2012. The bill makes wide-ranging changes to California’s workers’ compensation system, including increased benefits to injured workers and cost-saving efficiencies. The bill takes effect on Jan. 1, 2013, although not all of its provisions will be effective immediately.