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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…

RTGR’s “Winning Strategies” Presentation is available now

  • September 29th, 2017
  • Tom Richard
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We are offering a PowerPoint program featuring the best tips for beating the strategies and tactics devised by Applicant’s Attorneys at their recent state conventions. Please call or e-mail us to schedule a presentation. To view or download the materials,…

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…

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…

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…

Are Pools and Gardeners Medical Treatment?

Are Pools and Gardeners Medical Treatment?

In the kind of case that boggles the mind and fires-up some state legislatures to reform their Workers’ Compensation laws, a Van Nuys judge awarded an applicant the services of a housekeeper, gardener, pool serviceman and penalized the employer under Labor Code…

Did a Comp Award Lead to a Fraud Conviction?

Did a Comp Award Lead to a Fraud Conviction?

Daly City Councilwoman and former mayor Maggie Gomez pleaded no contest to charges of workers’ compensation fraud, as reported by the Associated Press and several California news outlets.  She is scheduled to be sentenced in San Mateo Superior Court on…