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Articles from the monthly enews of the Workers’ Compensation Section

When doing average weekly wage (AWW) calculations, it can quickly get complicated when deciding whether per diems and reimbursements should be included. Read more
Retired Workers’ Compensation Judge Raymond F. Corrieo is living proof that a workaholic can never really retire. Read more
On May 4, 2022, the California Court of Appeal for the Second District in the case of Michele Earley vs. WCAB issued an Order to Show Cause in response to a petition for a writ of mandate filed by various applicants seeking a writ declaring the “grant-for-study” procedure of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (Board) to be unconstitutional and unlawful pursuant to Labor Code sections 5313 and 5909. Read more
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) today announced in-person hearings will resume at all DWC district offices except Eureka beginning March 21, 2022. In-person hearings will consist of trials, lien trials, expedited hearings and special adjudication unit (SAU) trials only. Read more
Members of the California Lawyers’ Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Community Outreach Subcommittee participated in Southwestern School of Law’s annual Succeeding in Law event on February 24, 2022. The event is designed to promote a more diverse and inclusive student body among law students. Read more
A new bill barring nondisclosure agreements from settlements in cases featuring discrimination, harassment, or retaliation is going to force employers and defendants to reconfigure how they craft their settlement releases and addenda. Read more
California’s Second District Court of Appeal has rejected employer See’s Candies workers’ compensation “exclusive remedy rule” defense in a COVID wrongful death lawsuit. The suit claims that the disease was contracted from a See’s employee who was negligently exposed to the virus in the workplace. Read more
2022 certainly has not brought the relief I’m sure we had all hoped for. From trouble on the world stage to Omicron these first few months of 2022 have certainly been rough. I encourage you all to take care of your mental and physical health in these trying times. Read more
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announces that the 2022 minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates will increase on January 1, 2022. The minimum TTD rate will increase from $203.44 to $230.95 and the maximum TTD rate will increase from $1,356.31 to $1,539.71 per week. Read more
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is announcing the increase of the mileage rate for medical and medical-legal travel expenses by 2.5 cents to 58.5 cents per mile effective January 1, 2022. Read more

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