There’s been a lot of speculation as to how the law of COLAS will develop. I’m not talking potential taxes on sugary drinks as part of a national healthcare reform bill. I’m talking about the cost of living increases under California Labor Code 4659(c). That COLA affects life pension cases (where the percentage of disability

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With big budget shortfalls, there’s a trend toward targeted funding for state programs. California employers pay for the system via “user funding” assessments.User funding in the comp system came under consideration during Jerry Brown’s governorship in the early 1980s. Partial user funding was enacted in the late 1980’s. Total user funding was passed in 2004.

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My Bourbon Red (last post) will have to wait until another year. If you’ve been out scurrying around for Black Friday deals, perhaps you’re ready to take a respite and contemplate California’s challenges…… Would you be willing to pay higher taxes to keep funding for schools, state transit and water projects, health services and the

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Someday I’m gonna try a Bourbon Red. In case you’re wondering, it’s not a stash of Humboldt County weed (like Bill Clinton, that’s never been my thing). And no, the New Riders of the Purple Sage never sang the praises of Bourbon Red. While I’m at it, I’d like to try a Black Spanish. And

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Many a California injured worker finds him or herself depending on unemployment at some point after the injury. Frequently this occurs when a worker is laid off after an injury. The worker may be unable to prove that the layoff was discriminatory (under Labor Code 132a or FEHA), and draws unemployment benefits as an alternative.

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