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LexisNexis Interview With Rosa Moran, Administrative Director, California Division of Workers' Compensation
Posted on 6 Aug 2011 by Hon. Kenneth B. Peterson

On Thursday, August 4, 2011, the new Administrative Director for the Division of Workers’ Compensation, Rosa Moran, sat for her first interview since the announcement of her appointment. She was questioned by long-time LexisNexis editorial board... Read More

California Regulators Announce 2011 Workers Comp Assessment Rates
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has calculated the 2011 assessments that state law requires workers' compensation insurers collect from policyholders to cover the budget of the state Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC... Read More

California Temporary Total Disability Rates Remain Stable for 2011
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

California's maximum temporary total disability rate will remain stable at $986.69 per week in 2011. Pursuant to Labor Code §4453 (a)(10), TTD annual increases are mandatory and are tied to an amount equal to the percentage increase in... Read More

2010 Year in Review: The Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Events in California
Posted on 3 Dec 2010 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

In a totally arbitrary and perhaps capricious, non-parametric, unscientific but somewhat peer reviewed way, here are the top ten workers’ compensation events that occurred in 2010. Can you predict what the top ten workers’ compensation events... Read More

In Memoriam: Caroline (Carrie) Oldham-Nevans (1957-2011)
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

In Memoriam Caroline (Carrie) Oldham-Nevans 1957-2011 On Sunday, February 6, 2011 the workers’ compensation community lost its leader. Carrie Nevans passed away from complications of kidney disease at the age of 53. Despite having serious health... Read More

CA: DWC Participates In 10th Binational Health Week Events
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) representatives will participate in binational health week (BHW), one of the largest mobilization efforts of federal and state government agencies, community-based organizations... Read More

CA: Meet DIR Director At Advisory Forum On WC Assessments
Posted on 26 Oct 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Sacramento, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - Meet with Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) leadership to provide an update related to the upcoming 2010 workers’ comp assessments. DIR participants will include Director John C. Duncan, Deputy Chief... Read More

CA: DWC Posts Updated Fact Sheets For Injured Workers
Posted on 6 Dec 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Sacramento, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted a series of updated fact sheets for injured workers. The updated fact sheets provide injured workers with answers to frequently asked questions about issues... Read More

CA: DWC Launches Lien Pleadings Webpage
Posted on 8 Nov 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Sacramento, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted a new lien pleadings page to its Web site. The new Web page will collect all of the pleadings received by the division regarding three separate lien... Read More

CA: DWC Announces Appointments To Ethics Advisory Committee
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) acting Administrative Director Carrie Nevans has appointed the Hon. Alice Vilardi as chair of the workers' compensation ethics advisory committee, and re-appointed Michael... Read More

CA: DWC Issues 3rd Notice Of Revisions To E-Med Treatment Billing Regs
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has further modified its proposed regulations to adopt standardized paper medical treatment billing forms and electronic medical billing standards. The third 15-day notice... Read More

CA: DWC Launches New Public Information Case Search Tool
Posted on 27 Dec 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has launched a new public information case search tool on its Web site that allows users of the workers’ compensation court system to get vital information they need... Read More

CA: DIR Partners With Agencies To Reach Spanish-Speaking Workers During Labor Rights Week
Posted on 30 Aug 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), in association with the Mexican Foreign Ministry and the United States Department of Labor, are reaching out... Read More

CA: DWC Announces 2011 Winners Of Community Service Awards
Posted on 17 Feb 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), a division of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Carrie Nevans Community Service Award. This year’s... Read More

CA: Compound Pharmacy Liens Are The Subject Of CA Court’s Motion To Consolidate
Posted on 31 Aug 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Los Angeles, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Los Angeles district office of the Division of Workers’ Compensation has made a motion to consolidate lien proceedings regarding compound pharmacy liens. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday,... Read More