2016 is done, so its time to look at the Top 10 developments in California workers’ comp during 2016. This post updates my July 2016 list of top 2016 developments and reflects events through the close of the year.  Here are the events and trends that stood out in 2016: 1. DWC regulatory activity continued, although

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A big study on California cumulative trauma claims has just been released by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI). These claims, known as CT claims, are essentially occupational wear and tear claims, including occupational disease claims. As the report points out, California does not have the limitations on these claims that many other states impose,

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Workers’ comp will see some significant tidying up in 2017. Marie Kondo’s widely read book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” advises us to take an inventory and toss those things in our lives that don’t bring us joy. And so it was in 2016 that California workers’ comp stakeholders and legislators finally recognized

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It appears that Trump intends to nominate Andrew Pudzer as U.S. Secretary of Labor. That’s a move that will send shivers among many union activists and employee-side think tanks. California increasingly fancies itself an island unto itself, with its sheaf of laws that regulate various aspects of the employee-employer relationship. From mimimum-wage standards to occupational health

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California’s workers’ comp system is getting some bad press. I’m referring to the news that a year after the San Bernardino terrorist massacre, victims who worked for the county are having trouble getting their treatments approved. This story broke after the San Bernardino Press Enterprise published a piece featuring interviews with victims who were having trouble

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