2019 CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMP QUIZ

What does 2019 hold for California workers’ comp? 2018 is kaput, but you can check out my recap of important 2018 developments here: THE TOP 10 2018 CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMP DEVELOPMENTS Early each year I do a quiz on the likely developments in workers’ comp for...

SETTING THE AGENDA

What is the likely 2019 agenda at the California Division of Workers’ Compensation? We now have some clues, courtesy of a recent presentation by current DWC Administrative Director George Parisotto, who spoke at the December 2018 CHSWC meeting  in Oakland. Following...

THE LINDH APPORTIONMENT DECISION

The California Court of Appeal, 1st District has now issued an opinion certified for publication in an important apportionment case, City of Petaluma V. WCAB (Aaron Lindh) (see text of the decision below). Lindh, a police canine officer, had injured his eye by...

RAND POSTS MEDICAL-LEGAL STUDY DRAFT REPORT

RAND has posted its draft report on Medical -Legal reporting in California workers’ compensation. The report, authored by RAND researcher Barbara Wynn, titled “California Workers’ Compensation Medical-Legal Fee Schedule” notes that: “The California Department of...

ACTUARIES AT IT

Time flies. It has been six years since the passage of the 2012 workers’ comp reform package, SB 863. And it’s been two years since the WCIRB published a November 2016 dedicated research paper monitoring the costs of SB 863 (see link below). Data isn’t everything,. It...
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