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 In the first decision, the WCAB rescinded its suspension of CCR 10755, CCR 10756, and CCR 10888 effective as of the date of the decision.[1] Those regulations …Read More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

  3. 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

  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