(a) Any employer or insurer that knowingly violates Section 5814 with a frequency that indicates a general business practice is liable for administrative penalties of not to exceed four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000). Penalty payments shall be imposed by the administrative director and deposited into the Return-to-Work Fund established pursuant to Section 139.48.
(b) The administrative director may impose a penalty under either this section or subdivision (e) of Section 129.5.
(c) This section shall become operative on June 1, 2004.
(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 34, Sec. 44. Effective April 19, 2004. Section operative June 1, 2004, by its own provisions.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018