Workers Comp Zone

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.

November 30, 2009


With big budget shortfalls, there’s a trend toward targeted funding for state programs. California employers pay for the system via “user funding” assessments.User funding in the comp system came under consideration during Jerry Brown’s governorship in the early 1980s. Partial user funding was enacted in the late 1980’s. Total user funding was passed in 2004. […]

November 27, 2009


My Bourbon Red (last post) will have to wait until another year. If you’ve been out scurrying around for Black Friday deals, perhaps you’re ready to take a respite and contemplate California’s challenges…… Would you be willing to pay higher taxes to keep funding for schools, state transit and water projects, health services and the […]

November 26, 2009


Someday I’m gonna try a Bourbon Red. In case you’re wondering, it’s not a stash of Humboldt County weed (like Bill Clinton, that’s never been my thing). And no, the New Riders of the Purple Sage never sang the praises of Bourbon Red. While I’m at it, I’d like to try a Black Spanish. And […]

November 24, 2009


Many a California injured worker finds him or herself depending on unemployment at some point after the injury. Frequently this occurs when a worker is laid off after an injury. The worker may be unable to prove that the layoff was discriminatory (under Labor Code 132a or FEHA), and draws unemployment benefits as an alternative. […]

November 23, 2009


New York Magazine has a fascinating article (“Show Me the Money” by Gabriel Sherman) on the tug-of-war at A.I.G. over executive pay caps: You can find it here: Stay tuned. Julius Category: Political developments


Political junkies love ads that highlight the machinations of politicians who reverse field. You know, the ” I was against it before I was for it before I decided to oppose it” variety. Sometimes the politician has truly seen the light in a thoughtful way. But sometimes naked hypocrisy is exposed. As a lawyer I […]

November 20, 2009


This will be Harry’s baby. Harry Reid, former boxer, denizen of the tiny town of Searchlight, Nevada.Now the Senate majority leader, it falls on Reid to corral the votes to get a healthcare package to the Senate floor. With a vote scheduled tomorrow (Saturday) evening, the whole reform enterprise could move forward or fail. If […]


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