The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) has announced that Darrel "Shorty" Thacker, a member of the Commission since 1996, has been reappointed to CHSWC by Governor Gray Davis to represent organized labor. Mr. Thacker is the Central District Manager for the Nort...Read More
The California Workers' Compensation Institute (CWCI) has issued a pair of bulletins reflecting that California's workers' compensation claim frequency dropped to a record low last year, but that carrier losses continued to increase. Meanwhile the Industrial Medical Council (IMC) of the Department o...Read More
The California Applicant Attorney Association has awarded Mr. Donald C. Green of Green & Azevedo (Sacramento and Modesto, CA) the Eugene Marias Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award is named in honor of the late founding member of CAAA and represents the highest standards of professional e...Read More
As California youth enter the summer job market, California Governor Gray Davis has proclaimed May "Safe Jobs for Youth Month" to focus attention on preventing workplace injuries.
Thousands of young workers - 14 to 18 - begin jobs this summer in California. Many industries employ youth in ...Read More
Bureau of Labor Statistics has released new data reflecting that the number of serious workplace injuries fell again in 2000.
The BLS says that there were 1.66 million work-related injuries or illnesses that caused workers to miss more than one day of work in 2000, the last year for which t...Read More
The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee has approved a bare bones version of a workers' compensation reform bill that includes no changes in claimant benefits and attorneys fees and preserves most construction exemptions. The committee's action came after the insurance and business coalition pull...Read More
The liquidation of Reliance Insurance Co. has given rise to a disagreement between the liquidator and the guaranty funds according to a report filed in Pennsylvania court.
There is a difference in opinion on an interim plan to handle large deductible policies Reliance issued and who is entitle...Read More