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Defendant Gets to Select Interpreters for Depositions It Notices: Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (8/9/2014)
Posted on 9 Aug 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for August 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More

California: DIR Director Christine Baker Provides Update on Progress of SB 863 Eighteen Months After Operative Date
Posted on 12 Sep 2014 by David Bryan Leonard

A report from the California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2014, Dana Point, CA By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Without pause, Christine Baker, Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, took the... Read More

California: SB 863 Final Interpreter Services Rules Effective 8-13-2013
Posted on 16 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The following summary highlights the major changes in the final interpreter services rules that went into effect August 13, 2013, as well as relevant provisions of the Labor Code. Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Medical Treatment Provisions
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

***NEW! TO READ AN UPDATED ANALYSIS OF THE 8/30/2012 VERSION OF SB 863, CLICK HERE . On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863.*** ***WARNING: The analysis below was based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. Several amendments were made to the bill... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Medical Treatment Provisions (9/7/2012)
Posted on 8 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The following analysis is based on the 8/30/2012 amended version of SB 863: SB863, widely lauded as the “new and improved” workers’ compensation reform package passed both the houses of the legislature on Friday, August 31 and is now... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Medical Treatment Provisions
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

***NEW! TO READ AN UPDATED ANALYSIS OF THE 8/30/2012 VERSION OF SB 863, CLICK HERE . On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863.*** ***WARNING: The analysis below was based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. Several amendments were made to the bill... Read More

California: Interpreters Required for Medical Treatment
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The W.C.A.B. has issued an en banc decision that addresses what has been a contentious issue for years. In Jose Guitron v. Santa Fe Extruders; and State Compensation Insurance Fund the W.C.A.B. has determined: “1) pursuant to the employer’s... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Medical Treatment Provisions (9/7/2012)
Posted on 8 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The following analysis is based on the 8/30/2012 amended version of SB 863: SB863, widely lauded as the “new and improved” workers’ compensation reform package passed both the houses of the legislature on Friday, August 31 and is... Read More

NC: Industrial Commission Clarifies Role of Interpreters, Says Summaries, Commentary Inappropriate
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

RALEIGH, NC - The North Carolina Industrial Commission has issued a policy statement concerning the rule of interpreters in the workers' compensation system., pointing out that it is inappropriate for interpreters and translators to write observational... Read More