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Workers’ Compensation

Updates and events from the Workers’ Compensation Section

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) today announced that the 2022 minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates will not change. Read more
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) today announced that as of October 1, 2021, in-person hearings will resume at all DWC district offices except Eureka, which is now a completely virtual office, and satellite locations Bishop, Marysville, Chico and Ukiah, which will also remain virtual. Read more
The California Superior Court has thrown sand in the gears of the gig-platform companies. Read more
The Honorable Kenneth Peterson (Acting Chief Judge WCAB, Retired) and the Honorable Christine Gondak (Workers’ Compensation Judge, Retired) Provide Valuable Insight into the Ethics Advisory Committee During This Intriguing Interview Conducted by the Honorable Therese DaSilva (Workers’ Compensation Judge, Oakland District Office) Read more
It is hard for me to believe but after many years on the Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee, my term as Chair is coming to an end when we complete our next meeting on September 24th of this year. Read more
Join us for our two-day Workers' Comp Legal Specialization Boot Camp 2021! Read more
After almost a year-and-a-half of living with the changes brought on by the Covid-19 Pandemic we are finally seeing some light at the end of a very long tunnel. Read more
The California Office of Administrative Law approved the new medical-legal fee schedule for workers’ compensation cases on March 30, 2021. Read more
Workers have won a big victory in the Federal courts, as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that AB-5 can be enforced against the California trucking industry, and is not “pre-empted” by a Federal law known as the Federal Aviation Authorization Act of 1994. Read more
By Therese DaSilva, Workers’ Compensation Judge, Oakland District Office of the WCAB Judge William E. Gunn is the presiding judge of the DWC Special Adjudication Unit (SAU) which has its headquarters at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) in Van Nuys.  In 2014, Judge Gunn started his tenure as a workers’ compensation judge at the Fresno WCAB.  Before coming to the Fresno Board, Judge Gunn worked as defense counsel for over a decade.  Before becoming a defense attorney, he worked… Read more

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