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Workers’ Comp eNews

Articles from the monthly enews of the Workers’ Compensation Section

Governor Gavin Newsom is receiving praise from practitioners across the State of California for his most recent appointment of renowned workers’ compensation practitioner, scholar and frequent lecturer, Joseph Capurro as Commissioner of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Read more
Which California workers and stakeholders were winners and who were losers in the recent legislative session? Winners include the following. Read more
On This Special Occasion-An Enews Feature Interview with Judge Christopher Miller by Judge Therese DaSilva of the Oakland District Office Read more
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

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