Will California Expand Employers’ Duty Of Care
Will the California Supreme Court hold employers liable to employees' family members and others fro derivative injuries? How did the Justices react to the oral arguments in a case of major importance?
Workers’ Comp Results – Profitability Continues
The results in workers' compensation carriers experiencing profitability? What are the national results, what about claim frequency and severity? Are payrolls up or down and in what sectors? How does California compare to the rest of the nation? Premium subscribers can click here to find out.
Tiered Rating Class Action Settled
State Fund has agreed to refund certain policyholders to resolve a class action lawsuit over its tiered rating system. Here are the details.
Workers’ Comp Bills Clear Key Legislative Hurdle
Which workers' comp bills made it past the fiscal review deadline? Will taxpayers pay them? What do they propose to do?
May Revise Trickery Pretends To Cut DIR’s Budget
Will the Governor's revised budget impact operations at the Department of Industrial Relations – or will it? What are the proposed cuts, and are they even real or just budget trickery?
Formal Appeal Prompts Reclassification
An employer found an ally in their disagreement with a carrier over the proper classification for an employee. What's the story?
State Fund’s Premium Down In First Quarter
How is California's largest writer of workers' compensation faring in the market? The first quarter results are out.
WCIRB Regulatory Filing Under Review
The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau presented its proposed regulatory changes to Commissioner Ricardo Lara and the California Department of Insurance. What was the community's feedback?
Assembly Committee Advances MPN, TD Duration Bills
The applicants' attorneys and organized labor are backing a bill addressing the interplay of temporary disability benefits and the utilization review system. What would it do, and how many cases would be affected?
Temp Employee Injuries Limited
Who has the duty to carry workers' comp coverage in a dual employer scenario? A court of appeal addresses the issue in this workplace injury lawsuit involving a temp worker and a staffing firm.
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AG Seeks Rehearing In Loss On AB 5 Challenge
Did the Ninth Circuit contradict itself on AB 5 and the ABC test for independent contractors? California Attor-ney General Rob Bonta just filed a petition on the issue. Get the details here.
Hearing In DoorDash Classification Dispute
Are DoorDash’s programmers actually clerical workers or even parcel delivery specialists? The exact nature of its operations and how they intersect with the classification system are at the heart of this dispute.
Age, Job Changes Drive Workers’ Comp Costs
Who is most likely to get injured and file a workers' comp claim? What factors are most closely aligned with higher workers' comp claim costs?
Control of Jobsite Safety Is A Triable Issue
Why is a court of appeal sending a workplace negligence lawsuit back to the lower court? What issues will the court have to address?
CIGA’s Workers’ Comp Surplus Grows
What’s behind the California Insurance Guarantee Association’s rosy financial outlook? Premium subscribers can find out by clicking here…