A flood of studies on workers’ comp have just been released (see links below). I’m speaking on a blogger panel tomorrow at the CWC & Risk Conference in Monarch Bay, and I’m sure that these studies will be fodder for a robust discussion. The U.S. Department of Labor has released a study titled “Does the
On his last day to act on bills, Governor Brown vetoed three more workers’ compensation bills. The bills vetoed were: AB 1643 (Lorena Gonzalez) (prohibiting apportionment to certain conditions frequently occurring in women, and requiring that breast cancer and prostate cancer receive equivalent impairment ratings) SB 897 (Roth) (would grant an additional year of injury leave for
Governor Brown announced today that he has signed two major workers’ comp bills, AB 1244 (Gray) and AB 1160 (Mendoza). Both have major components aimed at reducing the amount of fraud and abuse by medical providers in the comp system. Brown vetoed AB 1922 (Daly), a bill dealing with ancillary agreements to workers’ comp policies.
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation is on the last lap toward promulgation of home health care regulations. It’s been a multi-year odyssey. The second 15-day comment period ends on September 26,2016. I’d wager that it is unlikely that we’ll see further changes from the current version (see link to that below), though commenters can
I’ve been covering the ongoing Uber litigation in California because there has been intense interest in how the judicial system is going to deal with the issue of whether gig workers are independent contractors or employees. To my knowledge there have yet to be any WCAB panel decisions on this issue regarding gig economy companies.