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COVID-19 Presumption Law In Effect Immediately

COVID-19 Presumption Law In Effect Immediately

SB 1159, the COVID-19 workers’ compensation presumption bill, was signed into law by the Governor on September 17, 2020, and is effective immediately.  Employers and claims departments must now comply with the reporting requirements established under Labor Code § 3212.88,…

Subrogation in the News

Subrogation in the News

Workers’ Compensation subrogation was in the news recently when RTGR Law’s head of Subrogation and Employment Law, Tom Richard, was quoted by KTVU news regarding a subrogation claim for $142,000 filed in federal court. About Subrogation: Under California law, an…

COVID-19 & Workers’ Comp FAQs

COVID-19 & Workers’ Comp FAQs

Summary: Except for some hospital workers, medical transit workers, EMTs and other employees in jobs classified as high risk or very high risk of contracting COVID-19, California law provides that almost all COVID-19 Workers’ Comp claims can be denied. Even…

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Update: In a recent unpublished 4th District Court of Appeal case, Kennedy v. MUFG Union Bank, it was held that a voluntary resignation as part of a workers’ compensation settlement warranted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…

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