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.

August 28, 2011

THE GOP NARRATIVE

The continuing narrative of the GOP both nationally and at the state level will be jobs, jobs, jobs. Whether President Obama can rise to the occasion with his soon to be announced jobs initiative remains to be seen. Jerry Brown unveiled a proposal this week, but that plan already appears mired in controversy:http://www.sacbee.com/2011/08/26/386244 … -plan.html […]


August 24, 2011

TD TRENDS

As late August torpor sets in, go make yourself a Negroni, put your feet up, fire up Horace Silver on the stereo and treat yourself to some of the latest stats from the good folks over at CWCI, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. Today CWCI has released a new study on California workers’ compensation temporary […]


WORKERS COMP COSTS FLAT?

If you read my last post you may be pouring over the WCIRB’s “rate filing” documents. But you can take the green eyeshades off for a moment. The conventional wisdom is that workers comp costs will remain flat. That’sthe assessment of the Sacramento Bee’s business writer Dale Kasler, who notes in a piece in The […]


August 23, 2011

JONES DIRECTS A NEW METHODOLOGY

Today’s rate filing by the WCIRB is a treasure trove of data and graphs on California’s workers’ comp system. All hundreds of pages of it. This “rate filing” is different. Ordered by former Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and current Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to change the methodology of the pure premium rate process, the WCIRB […]


August 19, 2011

DELOITTE PUSHES BACK

CHWSC has now posted online a report about EAMS, the workers’ compensation electronic case management system. As most stakeholders know, it’s not a happy report. The assessment, done by Renee Taylor Consulting, Inc., identifies many areas which need improvement. Problems with Delotitte’s management of the project and Curam and FileNet software problems are detailed in […]


August 17, 2011

RESUMING

The legislature is back in session. But tax collections continue to miss budget targets, so the spectre of the budget continues to haunt California. This is the reality. It’s not a happy backdrop for those of us in the applicant bar and labor who hoped that a change of administrations and a solid Democratic legislative […]


August 14, 2011

MORE ON FLAT VS. FITTED

With the legislature coming back into session this week, we’ll get a better sense of what workers comp bill are really moving and what is stalling. In a prior post I noted the particularly heated debate over a bill to require fitted rather than flat sheets in hotels, a bill aimed at reducing housekeeper injuries […]


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