Gender bias has no place in California workers’ comp. That’s the premise of AB 305, a bill being sponsored by Assemblywoman Lorena Sanchez of San Diego. At a press conference yesterday Sanchez spoke about her bill, flanked by representatives of the California Nurses Association and Christine Pelosi, Chair of the Democratic Party Women’s Caucus, Catherine Cobb

Read more…

Movie fans will remember R2D2 as a very cute robot. A Mountain View, California start up, Knightscope, has developed an even cuter droid which promises big things. To predict and prevent crime. I attended an event in Silicon Valley that featured a presentation by Knightscope CEO William Santana Li. Formerly an executive with Ford Motor, Li

Read more…

Several weeks ago Pulitzer Prize winning poet Philip Levine died. Levine was widely hailed as one of America’s leading poets of the past 50 years. His poetry often focused on themes of working people. Over the years I’d read an occasional Levine poem, but never paid that much attention to his work. Levine had a

Read more…

Would you like to be a California workers’ comp judge? That was a question posed to me at a recent party by an acquaintance who has no experience with the workers’ comp field. The answer is no. But it got me thinking. It was a subject I recently discussed with one of the judges and

Read more…

The writ in Dubon II has been denied. The constitutionality of the IMR system in in play in the pending Stevens case. Meanwhile, another interesting case involving UR and IMR was recently decided by the WCAB. Thanks to the LexisNexis Legal Newsroom on Workers’ Compensation and attorney Robert Rassp for bringing the case of Loretta

Read more…