Time to Ante Up

We are now entering the third week after America’s latest rough venture into the harsh environs of elections. There is some clarity in the results even if considerable uncertainty about … Read More »

Major Amendments Before Summer Recess

As the California Legislature approached its Summer Recess, the workers’ compensation community was not unlike the old traditional James Bond martini – shaken, not stirred. The year began with no expectations of significant legislation dealing with workers’ compensation per se, although the California Applicant Attorneys Association (CAAA) has two pieces of legislation, Assembly Bill 1107 … Read More »

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Privacy, Apportionment, Dynamex Bills Clear Houses of Origin

Bills had until the end of May to clear their house of origin to remain alive and nearly a dozen measures impacting workers’ comp in particular and the insurance industry at large remain viable. Nearly all of the bills are expected to undergo additional amendments and refinements as they make their way through the legislative … Read More »

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Presumptions, Privacy and Firefighter Bills Up For Hearings

The legislative machine is coming to life, and several workers’ comp bills are up for early hearings. Most important for the workers’ comp community is the hearing about the bill to create an exemption from the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) for the insurance industry. A fix is still in the works for … Read More »

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