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Residential Employee Status Expanded

Residential Employee Status Expanded

In the recent Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) panel decision of Arambul v. Alejandra Ortiz, the WCAB commissioners highlighted the significant changes made to Labor Code Section 3352(a)(8) and found that since the residential worker was contracted to work for…

P.T.S.D. Presumption Webinar

P.T.S.D. Presumption Webinar

SB 542 took effect on January 1, 2020, creating a strong presumption of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) injury for every Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff and Firefighter in California. RTGR Law will be presenting a live Webinar covering the new law…

Does AB 749 Prohibit C&R’s with Resignations?

Does AB 749 Prohibit C&R’s with Resignations?

Update: In a recent unpublished 4th District Court of Appeal case, Kennedy v. MUFG Union Bank, it was held that a voluntary resignation as part of a workers’ compensation settlement warranted summary judgement in favor of the employer, in a civil case alleging wrongful termination…

AB 1749 Brainstorming: The Results!

AB 1749 Brainstorming: The Results!

  • May 15th, 2019
  • Tom Richard
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We had an excellent, collaborative brainstorming session at RTGR’s Oakland office on May, 15, 2019 with several representatives from Cities,  Counties and others regarding the implementation of AB 1749. The results of our discussion is outlined below, and the companion…

Brainstorming AB 1749 Strategies & Pending Public Safety WC Bills

Brainstorming AB 1749 Strategies & Pending Public Safety WC Bills

  • April 19th, 2019
  • Tom Richard
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Many public agencies are struggling with AB 1749, which was signed into law last year, and more bills affecting safety officer-related Workers’ Compensation claims that are making their way through the California Legislature. AB 1749 clarifies that certain peace officers…

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