1. 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 In the first decision, the WCAB rescinded its suspension of CCR 10755, CCR 10756, and CCR 10888 effective as of the date of the decision.[1] Those regulations …Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

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

  5. 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