WCIRB issues statement that back wages paid under AB 1513 are not subject to audit under current policies! Effectively, back wages are not subject to audit for Workers’ Compensation premium calculations. The only exception is if an employer is paying back wages for 2015, and a policy period includes 2015 payroll.
In other words, if you had a WC policy period from 10-1-2015 to 10-1-2016, and that policy was being audited in late 2016, the auditor could pick up back wages paid for the period 10-1-2015 through 12-31-2015. To read the full report, Click For More