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Workers’ Compensation

Updates and events from the Workers’ Compensation Section

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
Over the last several years there have been a plethora of cases by the WCAB applying the Kite decision, which is the case that paved the way for the adding of permanent disability ratings instead of using the Combined Values Chart (CVC). Read more
Don’t be caught by surprise! Have you had a case where you were certain you would win your case only to have the Board find you did not have substantial evidence? Read more
Each webinar offers 1 hour of MCLE and 1 legal specialization in Workers’ Compensation Law. Offered at a special low price! 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
The majority of all active attorneys practicing law in California must complete 25 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) every three years. The fundamental goal of the Education Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the California Lawyers Association is to provide exceptional educational programs and materials to the members of the State Bar and the public at low or no cost. Read more
As our nation marks its 224th birthday this month, we find ourselves grappling, both on a personal as well as a societal level, with challenges that have not been seen during most of our lifetimes. Read more
We are all, I believe, feeling pain and hurt. We started 2020 feeling relatively optimistic and hopeful for a good and successful year. Instead, we are experiencing the limitations of our preparedness and of the structure of our society and legal system as it existed before COVID, and before the George Floyd killing. While we are all disturbed by the social unrest taking place across the nation, we are, I believe finally at a point of forced introspection, self-evaluation, and… Read more

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