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Drop in California Average Weekly Wage Means No Change in Some Workers’ Comp Benefits in 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor has released new data showing California’s State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) edged down from $984.83 to $979.90 in the 12 months ending March 31, 2010 – a decline of about 0.5 percent. As a result, there will be no change in minimum and maximum temporary total...

Jump in California Average Weekly Wage to Push 2012 Workers’ Comp Benefits to Over $1,000/Week

New U.S. Department of Labor data shows California's State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) rose more than 2.4% from $979.90 to $1003.55 in the 12 months ending March 31, 2011, which the California Workers' Compensation Institute (CWCI) reports will push up minimum and maximum temporary total disability...