Keep On Truckin’

On June 30 of this year, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed by the California Trucking Association (CTA) in the long-running case of … Read More »

Is Data The Answer?

In the fall of 2021, RAND Corporation published a report, “Posttraumatic Stress in California’s Workers’ Compensation System”. The report was presented to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ … Read More »

Inconsequential Year?

From a high level, it would appear that 2022 was not a consequential year for the workers’ compensation system in the California Legislature. As is annually the case, there were … Read More »

Two More Years of COVID

As the California Legislature winds down its session, we are left with two bills having as their effect the continuation of the COVID-19 state of emergency as it existed two … Read More »

Through the Uprights

It likely came as little surprise to anyone that Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara declined, again, to adopt the pure premium (“benchmark”) increase recommended by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau … Read More »

Los Angeles Cost Creep

On July 8th, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an ordinance submitted to him unanimously by the City Council to raise the minimum wage for certain healthcare workers to $25 … Read More »