Friday, March 29, 2019, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 MCLE credit; includes legal specialization in Workers’ Compensation Law. You must register in advance to participate.
Maybe you’ve had one, maybe you haven’t, but NON-IBR Medical-Legal issues are lurking in your cases. When they pop up, you better be ready because the rules on proper handling are tricky, and if you don’t get it right, the consequences are serious. This one hour webinar offers a step by step guide to proper handling of NON-IBR Medical-Legal issues that will help you avoid pitfalls, provide accurate guidance to your clients, and to bring the issue to a satisfactory resolution.
Speaker: Randy Pollak
The Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association Workers' Compensation Section is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Steve Jimenez Memorial Special Recognition Awards.
There are five separate award categories. Each has similar nominations/selection criteria. Please see the Nomination Form for more information or click here.
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Click Here for the Nomination Form.
The Workers’ Compensation Section is pleased to honor outstanding legal professionals who have exceeded expectations in the practice of workers’ compensation.
Join us for the Steve Jimenez Memorial Special Recognition Awards at the CLA Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.
The 2018 honorees are:
For more information about the Steve Jimenez Memorial Special Recognition Awards, click here.
By Julius Young
RAND has now delivered to CHSWC a draft report on the California Return to Work Supplement Program. The report (see the bottom of this post) on the RTWSP has now been uploaded to the CHSWC website, with public comments due by May 7, 2018. RAND’s Michael Dworsky presented slides and a summary of the draft report at the April 5, 2018 CHSWC meeting. The RTWSP is commonly referred to by some in the industry as the $120 million fund. It was established during the 2012 negotiations regarding SB 863 and is intended to provide some extra compensation to workers with disproportionately high earnings losses. Read More
On March 6, 2018, in County of San Diego v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (Pike), the Court of Appeals filed a published opinion, holding that, under Labor Code section 4656(c)(2), an injured worker is not entitled to either temporary disability benefits or full salary benefits under Labor Code section 4850—more than five years from the date of injury. This decision reversed the decisions of the WCJ and WCAB, which held that, under Labor Code section 4656 (c)(2), an injured employee was entitled to temporary disability benefits and full salary benefits under Labor Code section 4850 for up to 104 weeks within a five-year period and unlimited benefits thereafter. Read More
See Online CLE and click on Workers' Compensation to find out how you can get online participatory MCLE credit for Workers' Compensation programs at your convenience. Choose from a wide selection of MCLE programs at both modem and broadband connection speeds. For information about other options for CLE credit, see Education.
Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB) is extending some special discount offers to our section. As a member of the Section, you're eligible for:
Information about the section dues rebate program can be found on the CEB Web site.
Workers' Compensation Section
California Lawyers Association
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 650
Sacramento, CA 95814