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Upcoming Webinar: The Hidden Costs of Workplace Bullying

Upcoming Webinar: The Hidden Costs of Workplace Bullying

Whether it involves derogatory comments, relentless intimidation or outright threats, bullying has no place in society or the workplace. However, each year large numbers of workers’ compensation claims, sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits are brought against employers in all jurisdictions. The hidden costs of this are staggering.

Governor Newsom Signs Two Bills dealing with COVID-19: SB1159 and AB685

Governor Newsom Signs Two Bills dealing with COVID-19: SB1159 and AB685

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.

Update to WCAB Procedures, Effective September 14, 2020

Update to WCAB Procedures, Effective September 14, 2020

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.

Update to WCAB Procedures, Effective September 14, 2020

Update to WCAB Procedures, Effective August 12, 2020

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.