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 In the first decision, the WCAB rescinded its suspension of CCR 10755, CCR 10756, and CCR 10888 effective as of the date of the decision.[1] Those regulations …Read More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. Special Report:DWC/WCAB Expand Hearing Options – Effective Sept. 14th

    DWC/WCAB Expand Hearing Options Effective September 14 On Sept. 9, 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] Notably, effective Sept. 14, 2020, the DWC will resu…Read More

  4. Urgent Report Gund v. County of Trinity: Application of the Exclusive Remedy Rule

    Gund v. County of Trinity: Application of the Exclusive Remedy Rule to Members of the Public Assisting in Active Law Enforcement On Aug. 27, 2020, in Gund v. County of Trinity, the California Supreme Court issued a decision that highlights what injured workers must give up as part of the compensa…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