A long-running classification dispute ended poorly for the employer. Why did a state administrative law judge overseeing the case say it didn’t have to be this way? Get the full story by clicking here.
The state’s efforts to rehabilitate California Insurance Company, including resolving the numerous legal cases, is getting a thumbs up from employers. What do they have to say about the settlement provisions? Get the details by clicking here.
There are a few early bills in print that have implications for the workers' comp system. What are the bills and who is carrying them? Get the details here.
Applied Underwriters’ planned exit route from California for its California Insurance Company subsidiary may soon be blocked. What action is another state taking and why? Click here for the details.
California’s highest court shed more light on the controversial ABC Test for employment. How will this impact the coming Legislative session or the new administration? An industry expert opines. Click here for the full story.
Department of Industrial Relations and the Division of Workers' Compensation will get more staff if Governor Newsom’s proposed budget is approved. How many more positions and at what cost to employers? Get the full story by clicking here.
The pandemic induced work-from-home trend creates a new set of challenges for employers look-ing to manage their exposure to workers' comp claims. What are the rules and defenses? Industry expert Gregory Grinberg explains in this commentary.
Gig economy drivers and labor interests are trying to nullify a ballot initiative that passed with 58% of the vote. Is there a constitutional conflict? How does workers' compensation figure in the legal arguments against Proposition 22? Get the full story here.
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Why did a workers' comp judge balk at continuing a trial via remote hearings after the pandemic hit? How does the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board say the issue should have been handled? Get the details by clicking here.
The COVID-19 virus is mutating. How many strains are there and what does it mean for the vaccination effort? Get the story by clicking here.
Workers comp carriers profitability exceed expectations with amaing results being reported national-ly and especially in California.