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Pending legislation update…

Pending legislation update…

The California State Legislature returned from its summer recess on August 1st and is due to finish all legislation by August 31st. There are several bills that would affect public agency employers, some of which have become law or are…

Two-Years of 4850 Pay?!

Two-Years of 4850 Pay?!

This week the California Senate unanimously passed SB 897, a bill that would add section 4850.1 to the Labor Code, providing a second year of Labor Code section 4850 pay for each injury claimed by police officers and firefighters. Current…

50% Apportionment Upheld by WCAB

50% Apportionment Upheld by WCAB

By Karen Course, Esq. RTGR Law recently had a case come to Trial where the central issue was apportionment. The applicant had an injury in 2000 to the same body parts for which she had received a significant award and for…

Dahl overturned by the Court

The Court of Appeal has overturned the WCAB’s decision and concluded: In sum, we find WCAB’s approach in this case flies in the face of Ogilvie and the 2004 amendments to the workers’ compensation scheme. Under the 2004 amendments, a…

Safety Officer Benefits & Presumptions PowerPoint

Safety Officer Benefits & Presumptions PowerPoint

We are offering a PowerPoint program featuring the best strategies for managing Labor Code section 4850 pay issues and police officer/firefighter injury presumptions.  Please call or e-mail us to schedule a presentation. To view or download the materials, click the “Continue Reading” tab below, then click…

Employers Caught in the Middle on Immigration

Employers Caught in the Middle on Immigration

The last decade has seen a vast increase in workplace litigation revolving around a worker’s immigration status. In 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Hoffman Plastic Compounds Inc. vs. NLRB (2002) 535 U.S. 137. This case involved an undocumented worker…

Dubon reversed by the WCAB

Dubon reversed by the WCAB

The Appeals Board has issued an en banc decision addressing the WCAB’s jurisdiction to resolve medical disputes and the role of the statutory IMR process. Sound familiar? That’s because it is—the WCAB recently issued a new en banc Opinion and…

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