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”

Under civil remedy jurisdiction, the general population has a duty to avoid causing inju­ries to other citizens. This obligation is established relative to driving safely to prevent vehicular accidents, providing a safe place for customers to shop and...

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OVERVIEW AND PREPARATION

  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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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE LABOR CODE

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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MEDICAL CARE CAN EXPAND

The worker that has a job related injury can be entitled to receive medical care to cure or relieve the effects of the injury. Typically, the medical care is ascribed to a particular system and/or body part that were injured in the job-related event, and...

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