California – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted its report of activities of employers participating in the alternative dispute resolution (ADR)/carve-out program for 2004-2009 on its Web site.
ADR/carve-out programs allow employers and unions to create their own alternatives for workers’ compensation benefit delivery and dispute resolution under a collective bargaining agreement. Eligible parties participating in a program must be approved by the administrative director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation.
All employers participating in an ADR/carve-out program are required by Title 8, California Code of Regulations, section 10203, to report work and claims data to the DWC by March 31 each year.
More information and the report of activities can be found at the carve out programs page on the DWC Web site.