Gov. Newsom Vetoes One, Signs Three Others

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently vetoed the most prominent workers’ comp bill sent to his desk this year and still has several days to act on legislation that passed this year. Following in the steps of his predecessor, Newsom rejected a bill addressing issues of potential discrimination in apportionment decisions. Newsom’s veto message for SB … Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Bills Await Governor’s Action

Workers’ compensation was not a major issue in the California legislature this year, and of the handful of bills still in play as the session came to a close, only two made it across the finish line. SB 788 by Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), addresses race, gender, and other factors in apportionment decisions. AB 872 … Read More »

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Legislative Update

The California legislature is on its annual summer recess, and legislators will be away for nearly two more weeks. When they return, they will have just four weeks to wrap up a number of workers’ comp bills, including measures to address discrimination in apportionment and expanded workplace presumptions. The most concerning bill of the session … Read More »

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Appeals Court Adds To Case Law On Apportionment For Preexisting Conditions

The Sixth District Court of Appeal says the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board erred when it disallowed the 50% apportionment an agreed medical examiner said was due to an injured worker’s preexisting arthritis that contributed to her total knee replacement. The court found the board used an overly broad reading of an existing precedential decision to … Read More »

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