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 »

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 »

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 »

A Moment of Introspection

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was undertaking a complete review of its operations in light of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. … Read More »

Presumption Junction

Presumptions have been part of California’s workers’ compensation system for a very very long time. The Courts have repeatedly said the foremost purpose of a presumption of industrial causation found … Read More »