In a recent post I examined California’s workers’ comp user funding assessments:http://www.workerscompzone.com/index.ph … 129-222117 Those assessments provide a dedicated revenue stream for operation of the WCAB and its programs. And they also provide a dedicated fund forsafety and labors standards enforcement programs. Carrie Nevans, the DWC acting administrator, expounded on the user funding concept in

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Yesterday the NFL announced a new policy on player concussion injuries. This comes after mounting evidence that there may be links between concussions and dementia in former players. It’s an issue I blogged aboutearlier this fall:http://www.workerscompzone.com/index.ph … 929-222652 Many of these NFL players will wind up in California’s workers’ comp system. Here is the NFL’s

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There’s been a lot of speculation as to how the law of COLAS will develop. I’m not talking potential taxes on sugary drinks as part of a national healthcare reform bill. I’m talking about the cost of living increases under California Labor Code 4659(c). That COLA affects life pension cases (where the percentage of disability

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