Those following the Uber class action  litigation will be interested to see that U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen rejected the proposed class action settlement. Here is the opinion: UberClassActionSettlementRejection(8.18.16) Julius Young www.workerscompzone.com www.boxerlaw.com

In football it’s often relatively easy to gain big yardage in mid-field plays. But as you get closer to the goal line resistance often stiffens. So it is with workers’ comp. Consensus on how to change the system is often hard to achieve. As September looms on the horizon, and California’s legislative season comes to

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According to a recently released U.S. Department of Labor report, Cal/OSHA is making progress in satisfying federal standards in a number of areas. That’s according to a recently released “FAME” report, the FY 2015 Federal Annual Monitoring and Evaluation Report (evaluating the period 10/1/14 to 9/30/15). A link to the actual report is included at

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One of the more interesting issues on the horizon that has implications for workers’ comp is the question of whether “gig economy” workers will have rights as employees. In various posts I’ve been commenting on the Lyft and Uber class actions since those seem to be the poster children for the disruptive companies who seek

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Is vocational expert necessary to prove that a worker is 100% disabled, or can medical expert evidence establish a total permanent disability? This is an issue that arises in the most serious workers’ comp cases, usually in the context of an argument that under Labor Code 4662 (permanent total disability according to fact) or the LeBoeuf case

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