California Allows Workers' Compensation Insurers to Triple Premium Rates of Uncooperative Employers

Governor Schwarzenegger has signed legislation to allow carriers to triple the premium rates of employers who don't cooperate with payroll audits. Previously, the insurance industry had to choose between cancelling the policy of an uncooperative employer or skipping the audit altogether to keep the customer. The insurance industry sought this measure to avoid such a predicament. See AB 812 at

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_812&sess=CUR&house=B&author=hernandez.