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Duff: Is the Accident Element of Workers' Compensation Itself a Historical Accident? 02/02/2021
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
As I commence another semester teaching workers’ compensation law, blissfully if artificially abstracted from COVID contexts, I find myself befuddled by a fundamental and, I naïvely had imagined, simple question: Why did state workers’ compensation statutes ever in...Read More

Geaney: Assembly Committee Votes to Approve Hiring Preference Bill 02/01/2021
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 0
Employers need to be aware of an Assembly bill that would turn the workers’ compensation statute into an employment protection law. ...Read More

Castillo: The Fight for Gig Workers Continues 01/29/2021
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
The first official legal challenge to Proposition 22 has been filed with the California Supreme Court, and CAAA has joined in the effort in hopes of restoring access to workers’ compensation for thousands of gig workers throughout the state. ...Read More

Anders: CMS Releases Technical Updates to Section 111 User Guide 01/27/2021
By: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has begun the new year with some updates to its MMSEA Section 111 NGHP User Guide. This guide provides everything and anything you ever wanted to know about mandatory insurer reporting by non-group health plans.  ...Read More

Grinberg: WCAB Panel Provides Guidance on TD Due After P&S but Prior to Surgery 01/28/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Sometimes injured workers are faced with a daunting choice: undergoing surgery or having their temporary disability checks cut off. ...Read More

Moore: Claims Adjusting: It's Over in 48 Hours 01/26/2021
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Workers' comp claims adjusting for new claims is over in 48 hours. I know, it sounds like a bold statement. The old paradigm used to be 24 hours. I am giving the adjusters a break. ...Read More

Young: The 2021 Workers Comp Zone Quiz 01/25/2021
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Each January, Workers Comp Zone begins the year with a quiz. The quiz gives soothsayers out there a chance to weigh in on likely events and trends we will see in California workers’ comp over the next year. ...Read More

Geaney: Appellate Division Affirms Dismissal of Occupational Tinnitus Claim 01/22/2021
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 0
There are not many Appellate Division decisions on occupational hearing loss and tinnitus, which is why the decision is of interest in Donzella v. SG Performance ...Read More

Grinberg: Comp Insurance for All Licensed Contractors 01/21/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Please allow me to use the mighty soapbox to denounce the machinations of our friends in Sacramento once again. ...Read More

Forman: Facebook Friends and Conflicts of Interest 01/20/2021
By: Zachary T. Forman
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Many questions keep me up late at night and into the early morning. You know, those questions that circle around and around in your head searching for an answer. ...Read More
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