Current Newsletters

CALIFORNIA STATE AUDITOR’S FINDINGS

California State Auditor Elaine M. Howle, C.P.A., issued a report dated 11/19/19 to the Governor of California, President Pro Tem of the Senate, and the Speaker of the Assembly. In this report, she reported:   “As directed by the Joint Legislative...

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CARVE-OUT AND FALL-OUT

The Workers’ Compensation laws are supposed to ensure fair and just treatment for California workers who incur injuries in the course of their employment, providing medical care to cure and relieve the effects of the injuries for the full life span of the...

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The “Firefighter Rule”

Many diseases or other medical problems involve various risk factors in their mani­fes­tation or devel­op­ment. As scientific knowledge and the corresponding literature expand for particular conditions, a greater awareness occurs.  However, treating...

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OVERVIEW AND PREPARATION

Gov. Gavin Newsom, in his 2/9/19 State of the State address, commented:   “There’s another urgent moral issue we must confront: the homelessness epi­demic. So many of California’s homeless — whether they're families, veterans, victims of rent spikes,...

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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE LABOR CODE

  The California Workers’ Compensation laws were enacted by the legislative body to ensure fair and just treatment of California workers who incur injuries in the course of their employment, and provide them with the medical care they need to cure and...

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MEDICAL CARE CAN EXPAND

The Workers’ Compensation system in California was specifically created to compensate employees for injuries sustained in the course of their employ­ment. The primary goal of this compensation is for injured workers to be cured or relieved from the effects...

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