1. Special Report: Applied Materials v. WCAB – Sixth Appellate District Court of Appeal Holds Physician Misconduct is Compensable but Also Upholds Fitzpatrick

    On June 1, 2021, the 6th Appellate District Court of Appeal certified for publication its decision in Applied Materials et al. v. WCAB. In that case, the 6th District Court of Appeal issued a lengthy 73-page decision addressing multiple issues raised by the parties. However, the decision is most sig…Read More

  2. Employer Alert: California Employers Must Provide 80 Hours of Paid COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave

    On March 19, 2021, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 95, which extends and expands the requirement for employers to provide supplemental paid sick leave to employees affected by COVID-19. The law places new paid leave requirements on most California employers, and it requires their immediate atte…Read More