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CA: Cal Chamber Says Workers' Comp Presumptions Bill Is Job Killer

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Chamber of Commerce yesterday released its annual list of “job killer” bills, calling attention to 37 bills which would have a negative impact on California’s competitiveness and job climate if they were to become law. One such bill includes AB 1994,...

California: Labor Code Does Not Permit Defendant to Bury Its Head in the Sand to Dodge Its Obligations

In The Romano Trust v. The Kroger Co . , 2013 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, a WCAB panel declared it had rarely encountered a case in which a defendant “has exhibited such blithe disregard for its legal and ethical obligation to provide medical care to a critically injured worker.” In Romano...

Allergy to Wood Stain Renders Claimant PTD

Claimant, 56, was found unable to work after he developed an allergic reaction to applying stain , varnish, insulation texture and spraying fire retardants working for a company in the Branson area. Knepper v Midwest Coating of Mid Missouri, 2013 Mo WCLR Lexis 213 (November 21, 2013). Claimant sought...