Are we entering so-called “black swan” times? If a pandemic of the COVID-19 is about to crest in the U.S., what might it mean for California workers’ comp? Reduced economic activity and a general sense of panic may surely result, but the breadth, length and severity of the spread make it impossible to predict at

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The arrest of California law enforcement workers for workers’ comp fraud makes a splashy news item in the media.  In recent days there has been the report that a former Santa Clara police officer, Kenneth Henderson,  was arrested for fraudulently misrepresenting his claimed disability. His wife, Mandy Henderson, formerly of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s

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What does 2020 hold for California workers’ comp? You can self-test your visionary skills by taking the quiz below, the current version of the blog’s yearly call for soothsayers to test their chops. Time to get started. 1. Regarding cumulative trauma claims, in 2020: a) C/T claims will fade as an issue as the number

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2019 is done. It’s time to assess the most important developments in California Workers’ Comp in 2019, a year end assessment I’ve done since starting the blog in 2007. In no particular order, here are my picks, together with links to some additional source material: 1. California legislature passes AB5 in an attempt to address

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California’s workers’ comp system is always under the microscope. 2019 has been no different, with a stream of studies released during the year. What did we learn this year? Many attorneys working in the system can go a whole year without really paying attention to system analyses. I know. I paid little attention for years

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