Each year I do  a mid-year and year end list of the top 10 developments in California workers’ comp. The 2012 reforms continue to settle in and mature. Here, in no particular order, is my take on what is important in California workers’  comp so far this year, i.e. my list of the top 10 

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Responding to a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, the federal government has rebuked the way the Brown Administration has administered the Cal-OSHA program. Cal-OSHA has been ordered by U.S. Department of Labor area director David Shiraishi to respond to four findings. The four findings essentially validate the allegations made by a Washington D.C. group, PEER

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The U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit has now handed a big win to the architects of the SB 863 reforms. The case is Angelotti Chiropractic et al v. Baker (see link to the opinion below). Angelotti was a constitutional challenge to the lien activation fee provisions of SB 863. At the trial court level in

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Tomorrow CAAA begins its summer confab in Las Vegas. As usual, there will be interesting theories and speculation on the direction of California workers’ comp law. But the site of the conference got me wondering. What’s new in Nevada’s workers’ comp law? The answer seems to be “telemedicine”. Telemedicine software provider CloudVisit claims in a

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One of the most significant issues on the workers’ comp horizon is how the courts will deal with the so-called “new economy”. What are the requirements for workers’ comp coverage in the “shared economy”? Uber, the most prominent of the new “shared economy” employers, is hitting some legal speed-bumps. Uber, of course, is just one

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