Article 1. General Provisions - California Labor Code Section 4553

4553.  The amount of compensation otherwise recoverable shall be
increased one-half, together with costs and expenses not to exceed
two hundred fifty dollars ($250), where the employee is injured by
reason of the serious and willful misconduct of any of the following:
   (a) The employer, or his managing representative.
   (b) If the employer is a partnership, on the part of one of the
partners or a managing representative or general superintendent
   (c) If the employer is a corporation, on the part of an executive,
managing officer, or general superintendent thereof.

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