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California: 26 Noteworthy Panel Decisions You Should Know About (January-June 2012)

Here are the publisher's picks for the top noteworthy panel decisions recently reported in the LexisNexis services. The list is based upon feedback from our consultants about current topics and issues that are of interest to the entire workers’ compensation community. Lexis.com subscribers...

Pepsi or Coke? The Latest on COLA in California

When a workers’ compensation practitioner talks about the appropriate COLA, he is usually not discussing his favorite soft drink! Rather, Labor Code Section 4659 (c) indicates that certain awards of permanent disability shall be increased annually by something called the State Average Weekly Wage...

California: Dept. of Labor Posts SAWW Information for 2014 COLA Calculations

The US Department of Labor has issued its 1st Quarter Unemployment statistics for the State Average Weekly Wages (SAWW) used for calculating statutory increases in Minimum and Maximum TD benefits under Labor Code §4453(a)(10) and also Life Pension Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) pursuant to Labor...

California Attorney’s Fee Awards in a Shifting Economy: Application of COLA

By Marianne Tancor, J.D. How to calculate and award reasonable attorney’s fees has long been a hotly disputed issue confronting the WCAB. Adding to the fire in cases where attorney’s fees must be calculated on lifetime awards of PTD or life pensions, is the issue of how, in the face of...