1. Changes to the California Family Rights Act

    Do You Know About the Latest Changes to the California Family Rights Act? Until now, under both the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) and its federal counterpart, the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), employees have been able to obtain leave on behalf of only a limited number of fam…Read More

  2. Red Alert: WCAB Reinstates Some Rules Suspended Due to COVID-19

    On Oct. 27, 2020, the WCAB issued two en banc decisions reinstating specified rules that had been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first decision, the WCAB rescinded its suspension of CCR 10755, CCR 10756, and CCR 10888 effective as of the date of the decision.[1] Those regulations …Read More

  3. Special Report: Temporary Disability Benefits Due to COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant financial consequences for many employers and employees. Due to the overall need to protect the public at large from the spread of COVID-19, the state of California and many local governments have issued stay-at-home orders, closing nonessential businesses o…Read More

  4. What Do California Employers Need To Know About COVID-19?

    MS&A General Managing Partner Eric De Wames provides in-depth insight into what California employers need to know about COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has created hardships for millions of Americans. Business owners face tremendous challenges to their bottom line, as well as employment practice…Read More

  5. 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 Newsom issued an executive order requiring all individuals living in Califo…Read More

  6. RED ALERT – Modified Hearing Calendar and Emergency Rules

    On March 16, 2020, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) announced a modified hearing calendar and emergency rules for filing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.[1] On April 3, 2020, the DWC and the WCAB announced that they were extending…Read More