Legislature Proposes $275 Per Employee Tax

Recent amendments to AB 398 by Assemblyman Kansen Chu (D-Milpitas) would establish a new tax of $275 per employee for some but not all large employers. The taxes collected would go into a COVID-19 Local Government and School Recovery and Relief Fund to help cities, counties, and schools recover from the gaping budget deficits facing … 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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UR Bill Clears Assembly, Apportionment Bill Still Alive

Two bills backed by the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) are advancing in the Legislature. One addressing utilization review is moving “as a vehicle for on-going discussions” about potential reforms, while the second would restrict apportionment for permanent disabilities. As recently amended, AB 1107 by Assemblyman Kansen Chu (D-Milpitas) would allow claimants to seek penalties … Read More »

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Assembly Insurance Committee Membership Set

The Assembly committee reviewing workers’ comp legislation is set to begin work this session. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon boosted membership on the committee from 13 to 14 members, of which only 4 are Republican. The appointments represent 20% of the party’s entire membership in the Assembly.. Assembly member Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) will again chair the … Read More »

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