March Madness is Over

The California Legislature officially went into Spring Recess on March 30. As is always the case this time of year, it is time to check your brackets. Most of the … Read More »

The Audit Trap

For many, 2016 seems a long time ago. In legislative time it is. But some of us remember the profound disruption caused by Assembly Bill 2883 (Insurance Committee), which changed … Read More »

Too Good to be True

Upon reaching the deadline for bill introductions in the California Legislature, February 17th, no one was attempting to reauthorize the various workers’ comp presumptions of compensability for Covid-19 we have … Read More »

Paper or Plastic?

It seemed like such a good idea at the time. In 2018, the California Legislature allowed employers to make workers’ comp indemnity payments through a pre-paid card, following the precedent … Read More »

The Early Numbers Are In

Friday, January 20th, was the last day for California legislators to submit bill drafts to Legislative Counsel. They have until February 17th to introduce bills. This generally leads to a … Read More »

Comp And The Ballot Box

Castellanos et al. v. State of California et al. is a long-running challenge to Proposition 22, a voter approved measure in 2020 to authorize app-based drivers to be considered independent … Read More »

Is It December Already?

December is usually a very busy month for many businesses. The workers’ compensation “industry” is no different. Not only are underwriters burning the midnight oil to get quotes out for … Read More »

What’s Old Is New Again

On December 6, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will be holding a public, in-person forum in Oakland for the express purpose of hearing ideas for improving California’s workers’ compensation … Read More »