Chapter 6. Findings and Awards - California Labor Code Section 5813

5813.  (a) The workers' compensation referee or appeals board may
order a party, the party's attorney, or both, to pay any reasonable
expenses, including attorney's fees and costs, incurred by another
party as a result of bad-faith actions or tactics that are frivolous
or solely intended to cause unnecessary delay. In addition, a workers'
compensation referee or the appeals board, in its sole discretion,
may order additional sanctions not to exceed two thousand five
hundred dollars ($2,500) to be transmitted to the General Fund.
   (b) The determination of sanctions shall be made after written
application by the party seeking sanctions or upon the appeal board's
own motion.
   (c) This section shall apply to all applications for adjudication
that are filed on or after January 1, 1994.
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