1. RED ALERT – MAY 28, 2020

    On May 28, 2020, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) announced changes to the upcoming hearing schedule at district offices.[1] The changes are effective June 8. Hear…Read More

  2. RED ALERT –– MAY 6, 2020

    Today California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order creating a temporary workers' compensation presumption for employees diagnosed with COVID-19. The Governor explained that the executive order was signed to "remov[e] a b…Read More

  3. Tweets, Executive Orders, Proclamations, Oh My!

    On April 22nd, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order barring entry into the U.S. for 60 days for certain classes of immigrants outside of the country. This order came on the heels of the April 20th Presidential tweet: Th…Read More

  4. Red Alert – April 27, 2020

    On April 24, 2020, the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) gave notice that it intends to file two emergency regulations on the medical-legal process.[1] To protect public health, on March 19, 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newso…Read More

  5. RED ALERT – APRIL 7, 2020

    The WCAB unanimously approved another en banc decision regarding COVID-19. It is entitled “IN RE: COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY EN BANC – NO. 2”[1]. It holds that any document that would normally be filed directly with the App…Read More

  6. Immigration: COVID-19 Update

      Unemployment Benefits If a green card holder, you are eligible to apply for unemployment benefits. However, if you are on a work-authorized visa, e.g. an E-2, O-1 or an L-1 visa, there is some difference because these are n…Read More

  7. Remote Depositions in Response to COVID-19

    Due to the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, on March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an executive order requiring all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, ex…Read More