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Darren Cartwright

Senior Vice President, Claims Audit and Consulting Group

Editor, Claims

Darren leads our Claims Audit and Consulting Group, offering expertise in the areas of occupational and non-occupational disabilities, leaves of absence, and workers’ compensation. In addition to his work in saving clients time and money on complex litigated claims and by auditing claim programs, he helps clients implement Integrated Disability Management (IDM) programs and come to understand the true cost of absence.

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Darren Cartwright

Senior Vice President, Claims Audit and Consulting Group

Editor, Claims

Darren leads our Claims Audit and Consulting Group, offering expertise in the areas of occupational and non-occupational disabilities, leaves of absence, and workers’ compensation. In addition to his work in saving clients time and money on complex litigated claims and by auditing claim programs, he helps clients implement Integrated Disability Management (IDM) programs and come to understand the true cost of absence.

415.402.6542

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Restricted Stock Awards and Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know to Avoid an Unexpected Premium Surprise

Many emerging businesses, especially those in the incubation stage of research and product development in technology and life sciences industries, have long favored paying their employees with a combination of equity incentives and cash. One popular method to entice employees to remain onboard and share in the success of the company is to offer restricted stock units in lieu of higher salaries.

California Workers’ Compensation – Top Challenges in 2017

Several changes took place January 1st that will impact your total cost of risk for California Workers' Compensation. Changes to the Experience Rating System, First Aid Claims, Directors & Officers Exclusion (AB 2883), Directors & Officers Minimum and Maximum Charges, and Pure Premium Advisory Rate will prove to be the top challenges of 2017.

Considerations In Employee Auto Accidents

The United States Census Bureau estimates that there are in excess of 10,000,000 auto accidents annually in the United States. Employers often wonder what responsibilities they have toward employees involved in auto accidents while using personal automobiles. There really are, after all, some tricky issues to work through.

2016 Construction and OSHA Update

As a result of the Budget Act of 2015 OSHA fines will increase for the first time in nearly 25 years. The new budget eliminated the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 exempting OSHA from increasing penalties to account for inflation. The potential increase will raise fines nearly 80 percent.