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Gaston: Out of Joint: Texas Joint Employer Liability for Franchisors 04/25/2016
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In response to the NLRB’s pronouncement of joint employer status between two distinct business entities in Browning-Ferris Industries, a handful of state legislatures, including Texas, have passed legislation to protect the franchise industry from exposure to lawsuits for franchisees&r...Read More

Gavin: When CMS and CDC Conflict: Medicare and Opioids 04/21/2016
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A few weeks back, the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP) published a press release calling for a revised approach to MSAs that include opioid medications. ...Read More

Gavin: President Obama At the National Rx Drug and Heroin Abuse Summit 04/01/2016
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Imagine getting the chance to hear the president speak in person. Now imagine he comes to your home town to offer some thoughts on a given topic. Finally, imagine the topic of his remarks is the very center of your professional life and something you eat, sleep and breathe every da...Read More

Gavin: The Patient Should Not Be Punished for the Sins of the Prescriber 03/23/2016
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Dr. Mitchell Katz of the Los Angeles County Health Department wrote an editorial that was published in last week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA has made this set...Read More

Gavin: What Will the New CDC Opioid Guidelines Mean to Work Comp? 03/22/2016
By: Michael Gavin
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Not much, I fear. Allow me to explain.   Mic...Read More
Good Luck, Judge Roesch 01/28/2016
By: David Langham
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I had the opportunity last night to attend the retirement dinner of Judge Laura Roesch in Panama City, Florida. Judge Roche was appointed to the bench in May 2001, and is retiring just short of 15 years of service. In a great line from A Knights Tale, Prince Edward tells the hero: "y...Read More
Gov.'s Veto of AB 1542 Leaves Brain-injured Workers to Fend for Themselves 10/09/2015
By: Steve Cattolica
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The Governor’s veto, while not unexpected, is frustrating and defies good public policy. His veto message stated: To the Members of the California State Assembly: I am returning Assembly Bill 1542 without my signature. This bill requires the Division of Worker's Compensation...Read More
Gov. Brown Should Sign the Neuropsych Bill 09/29/2015
By: Devon J. Mathis
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If you suffered a traumatic head or spinal cord injury at work, you would need to be evaluated by a neuropsychologist, not a psychologist. But as of Sept. 1, the chance of getting that evaluation became almost impossible in California. That’s because the state Division of Workers&...Read More
Guys and Dahl 08/26/2015
By: Julius Young
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Oral argument was held earlier this week in San Francisco at the California 1st District Court of Appeal, Division 2, in what is commonly known as the Dahl case, also known as Contra Costa County v. WCAB (Doreen Dahl), A141046. Dahl is an appeal by Contra Costa County from a Workers' ...Read More
Getting an Opinion 06/05/2015
By: Julius Young
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The $120 million “Return to Work” fund (to compensate workers whose permanent disability payments were disproportionately low in relation to their wage losses) was enacted in 2012 but not designed and instituted by the California Division of Workers' Compensation until 2015. ...Read More
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