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Duff: An Accidentally Close Reading of a COVID-19 Bill 02/23/2021
By: Michael C. Duff
State: AR | Segment: Top | 0
I accidentally bumped into a recent COVID-related bill offered in the Arkansas House within the last couple of weeks that looked at first blush employee-friendly. ...Read More

Phillips: Credibility in the Time of COVID 02/19/2021
By: Allen Phillips
State: TN | Segment: Top | 0
“The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher (106-43 BC) ...Read More
Zachry: Collateral Requirements for Workers' Compensation 02/22/2021
By: Bill Zachry
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Collateral is an asset (cash or securities) that is pledged by an employer as security to ensure payment of workers’ compensation benefits in the event of a default. Collateral is a significant part of the insurance expense for many employers. ...Read More

Grinberg: WCAB Rejects Bills From Depo Prep Interpreter 02/18/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
I'm going to give you some free advice: Watch "The Office" (American version). If you have watched it, watch it again. It is awesome. ...Read More

Castillo: A Life Sadly Lost to Delay 02/17/2021
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
We’ve railed against the higher financial costs brought on by delays in medical care as evidenced in a report published late last year, but make no mistake: The highes...Read More

Duff: A Presentation on Workers' Compensation COVID Presumptions 02/16/2021
By: Michael C. Duff
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Back on Jan. 22, Professor John F. Burton and I presented at a webinar conducted by the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG) and titled, "COVID as an Occupational Disease: How Do Various States Handle these Claims?" ...Read More

Castillo: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back 02/12/2021
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
While the California Supreme Court rejected the first official legal challenge to Proposition 22, Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a new effort to bolster the Department of Justice’s ability to protect worker rights. ...Read More

Kamin: WCAB Says Trials Should Proceed With Remote Testimony 02/11/2021
By: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Objections to remote witness testimony should not prevent workers’ compensation trials from proceeding unless there is evidence as to why remote testimony would be problematic, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board ruled in a recent significant panel decision. ...Read More

Snyder: Are You Serious? 02/10/2021
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
The No. 1 predictor of mediation success is whether the participants have come with a seriousness of purpose. They understand that mediation is their best chance to avoid delay and expense, not to mention a bad result. They have readied themselves to settle the case. ...Read More

Grinberg: WCAB Says No Replacement Panel for Missing PQME 02/09/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
When I was knee-high to a grasshopper, a teacher came around to collect a homework assignment. When I failed to produce said assignment, the teacher chided me for not doing it. Showing at a young age the likelihood of a career in law, I retorted that she could in no way e...Read More
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