CA IC To Conduct Spanish Language Seminar On WC


Reading, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) will conduct Redding's first free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits this Wednesday, June 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. The seminar will take place at the North Valley Catholic Social Services in Washington Plaza. A labor commissioner representative will also be on hand to talk about working conditions and wage laws.

“If you're a Spanish speaking employee in Northern California who was injured at work, or who just wants to learn your rights in the workplace, we're here to help,” said DWC acting Administrative Director Carrie Nevans.

At the seminar employees will receive information on medical treatment, disability payments, returning to work after an injury and resolving a dispute over a claim. The seminar will also cover minimum wage, rest and meal breaks and overtime pay. Following the presentations, DWC and labor commissioner representatives will answer questions from attendees. The seminar will take place:

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
North Valley Catholic Social Services 
Washington Plaza
2400 Washington  Avenue 
Redding, CA

A listing of regularly scheduled seminar days, times and locations in English and Spanish can be found on DWC's Web site at In the left navigation pane, click on “know my rights” under the “I want to” section. Spanish-speaking workers can access the “En español” link under “Injured Worker” in the “Information just for you” section.

Injured workers can also call 1-800-736-7401 to find the seminar near them and hear other recorded information. To go directly to seminar locations in Spanish, workers should press 2 after dialing the 800 number. English-speaking workers should call 1-800-736-7401 and press 7, then 7 again for seminar details.

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