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Castillo: An Unacceptable Reality 01/16/2020
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Fatal occupational injuries in California jumped to their highest level since 2008, rising to more than 400 deaths for the first time in nearly 10 years. ...Read More

Snyder: Dismissals, Rehires and Settlements 01/15/2020
By: Teddy Snyder
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
A new California law effective Jan. 1 governs settlement agreement language regarding employment dismissals and rehires. An employer and employee can still agree that a settlement includes termination of employment, but the agreement cannot include language that the person is barred from re-...Read More

Hesemann: 4 Keys to Online Safety Training 01/14/2020
By: Matt Hesemann
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
While the traditional methods of in-person or classroom training will always have their place, obstacles related to geographic disparity, the emergence of telecommuting and other factors have added to the challenges faced by employers attempting to implement safety training across their organizat...Read More

Doud: Are Saturdays Considered Working Days for Purposes of UR? 01/13/2020
By: John W. Doud
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
A captain with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) sought authority for radiofrequency ablation to treat an accepted injury to his back. The applicant’s first request for treatment was received by Cal Fire’s utilization review company on Monday, M...Read More

Castillo: Our 2020 Vision 01/10/2020
By: MIchael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
A new decade is upon us, and with it, new opportunities to improve California's workers' compensation system to better serve and protect the people for which it was created. ...Read More

Anders: 400-Week Statutory Cap on Care Limits MSAs 01/09/2020
By: Dan Anders
State: GA | Segment: Top | 0
Obtaining Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recognition of state statutory limitations on medical care in order to limit the Medicare set-aside allocation has always proven difficult, but not impossible. ...Read More

Langham: Collateral Estoppel 01/08/2020
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 0
A vexing legal concept is the requirement for trials to be conclusions. ...Read More

Grinberg: Calculating AWW in the Gig Economy 01/07/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
I'm well aware that with Assembly Bill 5 we might see the last days of Uber and Lyft — you know, those ventures that brought extra money and flexibility to drivers while making the rate of DUIs plummet in every city where they operated. ...Read More

Geaney: First WC Appellate Opinion on Opioid Use Approved for Publication 12/27/2019
Source: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 0
The case of Martin v. Newark Public Schools was the subject of an earlier blog (Oct. 7). At the time of that blog, the case had not been approved for publication.  ...Read More

Langham: A Conversation on Credibility 12/26/2019
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
A recent seminar afforded me the opportunity to engage in an intriguing conversation with a physician. The topic was witness credibility and the physician's desire to better understand what impacts a judge's perspective.  ...Read More
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