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The End of Law & Order in California?

The End of Law & Order in California?

The California Senate passed SB 542 on Monday by a vote of 33-3, a bill which would create an effectively irrefutable presumption of psyche injury for every Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff and Firefighter in California, with retroactive effect back to…

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…

2018 Workers’ Comp Legislation Recap

2018 Workers’ Comp Legislation Recap

  • February 13th, 2019
  • Tom Richard
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Notable 2018 bills signed into law include: AB 1749, clarifies that certain peace officers injured outside of California while performing law enforcement duties are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits at the discretion of the employing entity. AB 2046, requires…

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…

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…

Using Fitness For Duty Exams

Using Fitness For Duty Exams

This is the second in a series of posts regarding medical privacy issues in the workplace. This post concerns the handling of fitness-for-duty exams. Fitness-for-Duty exams are allowed notwithstanding constitutional, statutory and common law privacy protections, so long as they…