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!
General Counsel, Jeffrey Adelson, provides a brief survey of the current status of bad faith claims, highlighting recent cases that have challenged long-term legal precedents.
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.
Adelson McLean partner, Davil R. Vasquez, shares examples of how third party credit is awarded under California subrogation laws.
Employment is being talked about in entirely new ways across the United States, particularly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are three articles that particularly resonated with our team.
With businesses reopening, there are many questions about how to navigate this changed workplace safely. Business Insurance magazine interviewed our managing partner, Jeffrey Adelson for their feature article, “Many Businesses Face Testing Times as Employees Head Back to the Workplace.”
WorkCompCentral’s Work Comp World featured an article this week about our co-managing partner, Jeff Adelson, titled Why I Ended Up in Workers’ Compensation. The full article is a great read.