Aug. 6, 2013 — During the last decade many California businesses have financially benefited from reforms made to the ailing state’s workers’ compensation insurance system. But our Sacramento lawmakers are far from finished with the overhaul needed in this important program created over a century ago tohelp employees with legitimate job-related injuries.
The key word here is “legitimate.”
That message really hit home this month as Feather Publishing began shopping rates for our policy’s August renewal. We were shocked to learn that the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau proposed a flat, across-the-board rate increase for all classifications. The 18 percent hike was approved by the California Department of Insurance.
Aug. 6, 2013 — Sewing is not a hobby that has had any appeal to me, although I do find this a bit odd considering I grew up with a mom who can sew just about anything. I remember a few shirts and dresses she made for me when I was a child, and she still uses the trusty sewing machine she's had for some 32 years to fix a tear, create a gift or other craft she’s working on.
I've attempted to sew a few things in the past, but determined a long time ago sewing is not for me. However, I find my attitude shifting in this area, mainly due to a story I wrote several months ago about local seamstresses sewing pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer.