A Partner at Boxer & Gerson LLP, Julius Young has practiced worker’s compensation law and social security disability law since 1979. He has represented thousands of individuals who have sustained life-changing injuries or illnesses while on the job. In every case, his goal is to secure the medical treatments his clients need.
Governor Newsom vetoed two workers’ comp bills yesterday. AB 334 (Mullin) would have created a skin cancer presumption for California Park and Recreation and Fish and Wildlife peace officers. Here is Newsom’s veto message: I am returning Assembly Bill 334 without my signature. This bill would create a rebuttable presumption of industrial causation for skin […]
In the next few weeks Governor Newsom will likely sign a raft of workers’ comp bills that were passed by the California legislature. More on that in posts to come. But what workers’ comp bills failed this year? Let’s recap those while we wait on disposition of the bills that successfully ran the Capitol’s legislative […]
Kaiser mental health workers in Northern California went on strike on August 15th. This strike by the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUWH) isn’t your run-of-the mill dispute about wages. Kaiser mental health physicians have been leaving in significant numbers. Many Kaiser psychologists, including multiple personal friends of mine, are disheartened by their inability to […]
Governor Newsom has appointed Joe Capurro to the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Capurro is a distinguished veteran applicant attorney who has practiced in San Jose. Ethical, knowledgeable, and compassionate, Capurro is an excellent choice for the WCAB. Capurro has been a longtime presenter at California Applicant Attorneys Association conferences, usually speaking on the “Most […]
At mid-2022 it’s time to take a look at the top developments in California workers’ comp during the first half. To date 2022 has been a rather quiet year for California’ workers’ comp. Yet, here below, in no particular order, are some of the themes and events that stood out in the California system so […]
On July 15 Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued his decision on the advisory workers’ comp rate. Lara’s decision, which is not binding on insurers, recommends that benchmark rates be maintained at $1.45 per $100 of payroll. $1.45 is the same that Lara had approved in his 2021 finding. So unlike pricing everywhere else in our […]
The California Trucking Association and various California owner operator truckers have lost their battle to avoid application of AB-5 to their businesses. On June 30, 2022 the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the controversy. What is this controversy, and what are the implications for California truckers and the ports? The California Trucking Association and […]