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Announcing MS&A's New IDR Department!

Announcing MS&A's New IDR Department!

As the new year begins, I am excited to announce that we are adding a new practice area within the firm. In addition to the current practice areas of audits, civil liability, subrogation, workers' compensation, and employment law, we will now offer representation in matters related to California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Industrial Disability Retirements (IDR). Joining me in this endeavor will be Siobhan Kennedy, Shannon Ripple, Lisa Hendricks, and Kimberly Mall.

PIHRA's CELU 2024 Conference in Riverside

PIHRA's CELU 2024 Conference in Riverside

We had an amazing time at the CELU 2024 Conference this week! MS&A Managing Partner, Eric De Wames, and PIHRA President, Tara Fournier, shared valuable insights into leaves of absence and return to work issues in episode 10 of their ongoing "Building Airplanes in Flight" series. We're grateful for the chance to reconnect with friends and colleagues at the MS&A booth, where we provided resource materials, fun goodies, and had a prize drawing! We're already looking forward to next year!

MS&A is a Proud Sponsor of CHLA's Pedal4Kids fundraiser

MS&A is a Proud Sponsor of CHLA's Pedal4Kids fundraiser

Michael Sullivan & Associates is once again proud to support Children's Hospital Los Angeles! On November 11th, CHLA will be holding its annual Pedal4Kids fundraiser at Cyclebar in Santa Monica.The event will raise funds to support the Division of Urology, funding world class surgical care, education, family support, and research. The Division of Urology at CHLA, #6 in the Best Hospitals US News and World Report, is one of the busiest and most comprehensive programs of its kind. CHLA physicians care for 12,000 patients and perform more than 3,000 surgeries annually.

If you can't join us at the Pedal4Kids event this year, please consider donating to CHLA on our "Rhino's Team" web page on the CHLA site. We hope to see you on November 11th!

Introducing Our New Audit Services Department

Introducing Our New Audit Services Department

In our ongoing effort to better serve you and adapt to the changing needs of the workers’ compensation industry, we're proud to announce the official launch of our Audit Services department. Over the past few years, several respected self-insured employers and third-party administrators have approached us, either in the aftermath of a challenging audit or in preparation for an anticipated one, seeking our expertise and guidance in navigating the complex world of audits and regulatory compliance. Led by Senior Partner, Pilar Mitchell, our dedicated team of attorneys and industry experts has not only successfully guided numerous companies through these intricate OSIP and DWC audit processes but has also demonstrated how engaging our team early can significantly amplify the effectiveness of our assistance.

MS&A Launches New Employment Law Podcast

MS&A Launches New Employment Law Podcast

We’re excited to announce that our Employers’ Legal Lounge podcast is now live! Episode 1, with special guest Tara Fournier, is ready to listen to on your favorite podcast app or website — just visit the podcast's web page for links.

Tune in every month as Michael Sullivan & Associates attorney, Eric De Wames, and a rotating roster of guest experts discuss the most recent developments, emerging trends, and effective strategies within California's dynamic employment law environment. Each month, Eric will dive deep into the most recent cases, legislation, and general trends to provide you with valuable insights and guidance for navigating the complex world of employment regulations in the Golden State.