CVII: Then There Were Two

On June 22, Governor Brown announced that Juan Pedro Gaffney, 80, of Sebastopol, had been appointed to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB).  Per the announcement, “Gaffney has been a … Read More »

CXII From The Inside

Revisions to Self-Insured Group Regulations    Reviewing the revisions to regulations recently released by the Department of Industrial Relations-Office of Self-Insured Plans (DIR-OSIP), my mind is drawn to the fact that … Read More »

CX. A Dustup to the East

When someone mentions Arizona these days, it is usually because of the running battle over its recently enacted immigration laws. But a few intriguing developments in the Grand Canyon State … Read More »

CIX. Check, Please

It appears that California is headed for another upsurge in workers’ comp premiums for insured employers. This likely has to do with a number of things, including chaos created by the … Read More »

A New Look At The Old Order

One of Governor Schwarzenegger’s first initiatives after ousting Gray Davis from office was to launch the California Performance Review as a way to identify waste and inefficiency in California’s ever growing bureaucracy. Key among its findings were calls for the elimination of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) and the Commission on Health and Safety … Read More »

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