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.
On a recent online bloggers’ panel, panelists were asked for some closing thoughts on workers’ comp in 2020. What came to mind for me? That the comp system has been a rock of stability for many people during the medical, economic and political turmoil of 2020. Thanksgiving is a good time to remember that. America […]
Applicant attorneys have been sayin’ it for years….. Treatment delays often lead to higher workers’ comp costs. That simple premise is confirmed by an important October 20, 2020 study done by the WCIRB. The paper (see below) is titled “Cost Impacts of Medical Care Delays in the California Workers’ Compensation System”. The authors, Julia Zhang, […]
The Prop 22 ballot measure has passed, giving Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash a big victory. Prop 22 exempts the app-based transportation and delivery companies from the application of AB 5 and the Dynamex “ABC employment test”. Over $200 million in ad spending did the trick, as the gig-driver companies broke the record for the most spending […]
Prop 22 will be the most expensive ballot campaign in California history. What kind of work injury insurance does Prop 22 provide for workers if passed by California voters? This blog post will examine that in some detail. First, though, let’s take a 10,000 foot view. Uber, Lyft, Doordash and other gig platform companies have […]
The 2020 California legislative session is done. What is notable from a workers’ comp standpoint? While the number of bills passed was small, some important ones await Governor Newsom’s signature as this post is done. In future posts I’ll analyze some of these in more depth, but let’s take a snapshot look now: More professions […]
The California legislative session is slated to end tomorrow night. We are now at crunch time. What maneuvering has been taking place behind the scenes over the weekend is not yet clear, but as of several days ago three workers’ comp COVID-19 presumption bills were still alive. One, SB 1159 was amended again over the […]
Lyft won’t be shutting down tonight. Earlier today the company had announced they would be ceasing California operations tonight unless they received judicial relief in a recent case dealing with the definition of driver employment status. But after Lyft’s announced shutdown, the California Court of Appeal First District granted a stay of a recent order […]