California Rate Recommendations’ Differences Largest In A Decade

How did California insurance carriers and the public members of the Bureau end up nearly 11% apart on the workers’ comp pure premium rate recommendation? What goes into each of the side’s calculations? Get the whole deeper story by clicking here.

Ninth Circuit Says AB 5 Applies To Truckers

The Ninth Circuit issued a key decision in the ongoing debate over independent contractors and employees. Now that AB5 applies, how many truckers could be affected? What will it cost consumers, and how many jobs will be lost? Get the story here.
Scorching the Earth …

Applied Underwriters Gets A Win In Discovery Dispute

What documents did the court say Applied Underwriters could have? Who will be called for depositions? The details are right here.

Alternative MPN Bill Downgraded

Employer and carrier opposition to legislation establishing a state-run medical provider network resulted in sig-nificant changes to the legislation. What does it propose to do now and when would it take effect? Get the details here.
Commentary…

The PRO Act Pitfall

By: Mark Webb
Is the federal government about to follow California’s example for handling labor/management relations? How could that possibly go wrong? Mark Webb columnist opines and sheds both light and shade. Click here.