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Young: A Better Report Card 08/12/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1457 | 0
According to a recently released U.S. Department of Labor report, Cal/OSHA is making progress in satisfying federal standards in a number of areas. ...Read More

Young: More on the Uber Class Action 08/05/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 618 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One of the more interesting issues on the horizon that has implications for workers’ comp is the question of whether “gig economy” workers will have rights as employees. In various posts I’ve been commenting on the Lyft and Uber class actions, since those seem to be t...Read More

Young: Proving 100% 07/28/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 839 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Is a vocational expert necessary to prove that a worker is 100% disabled, or can medical expert evidence establish a total permanent disability? ...Read More

Young: California Workers' Comp Top-10 List — First Half of 2016 07/18/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1686 | 0
The year is half done, so it’s time for my annual mid-year look at California workers’ comp. Here, in no particular order, are the events and themes that seemed to stand out in the first half of 2016, with a bit of commentary: ...Read More
Young: The California Conundrum 06/29/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 727 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Interest in the difference between California workers’ comp as practiced in Northern vs. Southern California continues to build. This was the topic at the 2016 Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau's Annual Workers’ Compensation Conference in San Francisco, fra...Read More

Young: Getting Serious About Fraud 06/09/2016
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 605 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Provider fraud cases continue to generate big headlines in California workers’ comp. ...Read More

Young: Training the Docs 05/27/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1867 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to a large QME training course, sponsored by the California Orthopedic Association. Joined by WCJ Noah Tempkin and defense attorney William Tappin, the focus of my segment of the training panel, held at Orange County’s Ritz-Carlton Resort at Lagu...Read More

Young: Appealing IMR 05/17/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1175 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Under what circumstances can a Maximus Independent Medical Review Determination be appealed? ...Read More

Young: Shifting Tides 05/12/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 733 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The tides of the California’s workers’ comp system always come and go. ...Read More

Young: The Supreme Court Steps In 04/27/2016
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 577 | 0
Could utilization review physicians and UR provider companies face liability lawsuits filed by injured workers alleging they were damaged by the administration of the UR process? ...Read More
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