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
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
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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
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
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
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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
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.
Similar employers, and also similar operating units in large employers, have huge variations in work injury experience. Were insurers to report on these variances, showing in detail where an insured employer stood, many employers would likely hasten to improve their practices. Cost information wh...Read More
Hello, dear readers!Welcome to the first full week of 2014. Vacationers are returning to clog up our commute, our coworkers are filling the cubicles next to ours, and, in the most merciful of small mercies, all the kids are returning to school.So, what better way to start off...Read More