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WCAB Issues Notice of Intent to Strike SJDB Rule, Award Voucher to Released Convict

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 1431 | 0 | 50 min read

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board on Monday announced its plans to invalidate a rule the Division of Workers’ Compensation adopted to resolve disputes involving the Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit, and to order the California Department of Corrections to give a retraining voucher to a former inmate who reached maximum medical improvement after he was released from custody. The DWC’s rule exceeds the statutory authority the Legislature granted to administer the voucher program by also creating an adjudication process that usurps the role of the WCAB, the proposed ...

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