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Workers’ Comp eNews

Articles from the monthly enews of the Workers’ Compensation Section

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
The California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) is a member-driven, mission-focused organization that consists of and serves all lawyers in California who have practiced for 8 years or less. The CYLA’s mission is to advance practical skills, leadership, pro bono opportunities, networking, and support to meet the unique needs of California’s diverse community of new lawyers. Read more
It hardly seems possible, but what at first seemed like a problem that we could quickly handle and overcome has turned into what appears to be continuing disruption, hardship, tragedy and uncertainty that may well last for another year and possibly more. I am, of course, talking about the Covid-19 Pandemic. Read more
With 2020 half gone, it’s time for my annual mid-year look at the most significant events in California workers’ comp to date. Read more
On July 30, 2020, our Community Outreach Subcommittee led by Chairperson, Tiffany Boyland, will be presenting a seminar entitled Workers’ Compensation 101 to the Alameda County Bar Association. Joining Chairperson Boyland will be the Honorable Workers’ Compensation Judge Katie Boriolo... Read more
While the world grapples with the sudden and far-reaching impacts of COVID-19, the effects of its spread have been felt across all businesses and communities. As our government struggles to stem the spread of the disease, we have been forced to adapt to a rapidly changing social and legal landscape, which can lead to uncertainty regarding legal obligations to employees. Read more

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