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Workers’ Comp eNews

Articles from the monthly enews of the Workers’ Compensation Section

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) has adopted its final rules of practice and procedure. The rules were filed with the Secretary of State on December 15, 2021 and went into effect on January 1, 2022. Read more
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced today that as of January 12, 2022, all hearings will be heard virtually. Until further notice, DWC will telephonically hear all trials, lien trials, expedited hearings, and special adjudication unit (SAU) trials. Read more
The Bradford & Barthel Rating Department wishes you a happy New Year, and with that, a friendly reminder that the cost of living adjustments are changing again. Read more
It’s time to take stock of 2021 in California’s workers’ comp system. This is a feature I’ve done every year since starting the blog in 2007. Read more
Judge Jane Madsen is the sole Workers’ Compensation Judge in Eureka’s DWC District Office, a scenic coastal city in northern California, just 100 miles south of Oregon. Read more
Ah the Holidays! A joyous time for reflection and coming together – but not too close! As we continue to weather the pandemic, I am struck by how much not only friends and family have helped us all through but also how our colleagues have done so as well. Read more
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announces its emergency regulations 36.7 and 46.2 for medical-legal evaluations and reporting, which became effective on May 14, 2020 and were set to expire in October 2021, have been extended until January 11, 2022. 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. Read more
Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Administrative Director George Parisotto has appointed Chris Ellen Willmon to serve as a member of the Workers’ Compensation Ethics Advisory Committee. Read more
It is hard for me to believe but after many years on the Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee, my term as Chair came to an end when the executive committee last met recently. Read more

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