Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance expanding the pool of people considered at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus by changing the definition of who is a “close contact” of an infected individual.
Following the Executive Order of May 6, 2020 allowing any COVID-19 related illness of an employee to be presumed industrially compensable, on September 17, 2020, Governor Newsom approved two bills that specifically address the COVID-19 crisis. This post provides details of each law and our thoughts.
Here are the latest updates from the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB). Starting September 14, 2020, the WCAB will resume holding Lien Trials, which have been postponed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Lien Trials will be limited to just one per judge per day.
CLM’s Claims College enlists the industry’s top professionals to create and teach courses within their areas of expertise. Jeff Adelson is teaching at the college this week for the 7th year in a row. Congratulations, Jeff!
This article offers staggering statistics on the prevalence of workplace bullying in the US, along with details about Puerto Rico’s groudbreaking new law.
Please note that the California Division of Workers’ Compensation and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) have implemented recent changes, including adding video conferencing capabilities for trials, effective August 12, 2020. Everyone needs to download the LifeSize app to participate.