1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Coronavirus

    WCAB Emergency Actions in Response to COVID-19

    The novel coronavirus, now called COVID-19, is rapidly spreading around the world. There are confirmed cases in every state in the United States. All people have a duty to act proactively to prevent the spread of the disease. In a…Read More