Proposal To Limit Claims Investigations, Increase Medical Liability Clears Committee

The Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee approved a bill carried by its chairman (see photo) to halve the amount of time employers are allowed to investigate potential fraud in a workers’ comp claims in all cases and, in some cases, reduce the time by two-thirds. SB 335 by Sen. Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) … Read More »

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Safety Officer Death Benefit Pegged At $4.75 Million

A multi-year effort to extend the window for claiming workers’ comp death benefits for public safety officers such as firefighters and police officers may be gaining new legs. Two bills to extend the presumptions have made it all the way to the Governor’s desk in the past, but a lack of data about what it … Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Stakeholders Get Their Legislative Ducks in a Row

The budget is still on the front burner, but stakeholders on both sides of the California workers’ comp game are massing to sponsor bills that again attempt to sand down the “rough edges” of workers’ comp reform. Some of the bills are retreads that enjoyed bipartisan support last year only to be vetoed by the … Read More »

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