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Workers’ Comp eNews

Articles from the monthly enews of the Workers’ Compensation Section

Despite the elimination of vocational rehabilitation in 2005, California has continued a modified system allowing injured workers to pursue retraining in the form of a vocational voucher. Read more
Presiding Judge Stewart Crymes has served as a workers’ compensation judge since October 15, 2001 at the DWC Salinas District Office. Read more
With Uber and Lyft threatening to close their doors in California, voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 22 on Election Day. Read more
My heart broke when I heard of the passing of the Notorious RBG. I only saw her once when in 1996 I was formally sworn in to appear as an attorney in front of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice Rehnquist, an event hosted by my law school Alma Mater. Read more
By the time you read this, our national election will have taken place and we will be in the midst of sorting out the impact of one of the most important elections in our lifetime. Read more
Workers’ Compensation Publications Subcommittee Co-Chair and Editor of The Workers’ Compensation Quarterly, Randy Pollak, also participated in a podcast with the CalChamber on August 24, 2020. Read more
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board have recently issued additional emergency measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
With more and more applicants pleading internal issues, it’s important for defendants to understand how to properly rate impairment under the AMA Guides. Read more
Interview with Amy Shen and Brian Egan, two members of the Workers' Compensation Section. Read more
In the last several years, there has been an increase in the number of employers who offer a remote work environment (i.e., work from home). In fact, the numbers of employees working from home have increased by 140% since 2005, with as many as 4.3 million people in the United States working from home at least half the time. (SmallBizGenius, 2019.) Read more

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