The big California Workers’ Comp & Risk conference began today at Monarch Beach in  “OC”. It’s one of the most prominent yearly conferences on California workers’ comp. Yours truly was on the kickoff panel, titled “The State of California Workers’ Compensation and What’s On the Horizon for 2016”. Moderated by Mark Walls of Safety National

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The decision on Contra Costa County v. WCAB (Dahl) has now been unveiled by the California Court of Appeal, First District. In coming days I’ll provide more analysis on the ruling. What is clear, however, is that Dahl is a clear disappointment for many severely disabled injured workers. In addition to rejecting a particular methodology for

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Get the soap and water handy.There’s an excellent chance you’ll be disgusted enough after reading this to want a shower……. I’m talking about the just unsealed Los Angeles County DA’s indictment of Dr. Munir Uwaydah and a number of alleged associates on multiple counts of alleged workers’ comp fraud. Really it is a story of

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As the legislature gets ready to wrap up for the year, what’s up for California workers’ comp? I’ll comment on AB 1124 (Perea), the formulary bill in a separate post. But what about some of the other important but less high profile workers’ comp bills? On September 9 Governor Brown signed SB 623 (Lara), which

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We have reached a new legislative process low: trying to differentiate the value of boobs and prostates. This issue arises out of a California legislative battle over AB 305 (Lorena Gonzalez), a  bill aimed at preventing certain kinds of gender discrimination in California workers’ comp. Specifically, AB 305 prohibits apportionment if pregnancy, menopause, or menopause-caused

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