Workers' Compensation

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Why California Workers’ Comp Is So Hard to Manage: A Snapshot of the 52nd Annual CWCI Conference
Posted on 25 Mar 2016 by Julius Young

If one was trying to track hot topics and trends in California workers’ comp, a good place to start would have been a recent March conference in Oakland attended by many prominent stakeholder representatives. Oakland’s Marriott Hotel was... 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

Will California Rank No. 1 in Nation for Highest Workers’ Comp Premium Rates?
Posted on 13 Apr 2014 by John Stahl

Two years ago California ranked third in the nation in terms of the highest workers’ comp premium rates. In a webinar on April 10, 2014, WCIRB observed that, given the rate activity in the state from 2012 to 2013 and most likely continuing into... Read More

California: Notes From CHSWC
Posted on 23 Jun 2013 by Julius Young

The California Commission of Health, Safety and Workers' Compensation held its first 2013 meeting this past Thursday. Here's a thumbnail sketch of some of the more interesting tidbits discussed: Christine Baker, Director of the California Department... Read More

California: Workers' Comp Case Roundup (2/14/2018)
Posted on 14 Feb 2018 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 83 No. 1 January 2018 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Lien Provisions
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. ***WARNING: The following analysis is based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863. Be sure to check the final version of SB 863 posted on the Legislature website.*** The proposed... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Lien Provisions
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. ***WARNING: The following analysis is based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863. Be sure to check the final version of SB 863 posted on the Legislature website.*** The... Read More