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 31, 2016

BEEN HERE BEFORE

AB 2086 is headed to Governor Brown’s desk. But we’ve been here before. Last year it was AB 1542. I’m talking about legislation to restore neuropsychology as a QME specialty. The issue is of some importance because more research is coming to light that highlights the importance of neuropsychology issues in head trauma cases, particularly […]


August 25, 2016

MARCHING ON

SB 1160 (Mendoza) continues to march on. Following a hearing held today at the California Assembly insurance committee, the vote was unanimous to pass SB 1160 out of committee. The list of supporters who testified or indicated support included a who’s who of labor and employer side lobbyists. Among them was Christy Bouma (California Firefighters), […]


August 19, 2016

UBER CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT REJECTED BY THE FEDERAL COURT

Those following the Uber class action  litigation will be interested to see that U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen rejected the proposed class action settlement. Here is the opinion: UberClassActionSettlementRejection(8.18.16) Julius Young www.workerscompzone.com www.boxerlaw.com


August 17, 2016

TWEAKING

In football it’s often relatively easy to gain big yardage in mid-field plays. But as you get closer to the goal line resistance often stiffens. So it is with workers’ comp. Consensus on how to change the system is often hard to achieve. As September looms on the horizon, and California’s legislative season comes to […]


August 8, 2016

A BETTER REPORT CARD

According to a recently released U.S. Department of Labor report, Cal/OSHA is making progress in satisfying federal standards in a number of areas. That’s according to a recently released “FAME” report, the FY 2015 Federal Annual Monitoring and Evaluation Report (evaluating the period 10/1/14 to 9/30/15). A link to the actual report is included at […]


August 3, 2016

MORE ON THE UBER CLASS ACTION

One of the more interesting issues on the horizon that has implications for workers’ comp is the question of whether “gig economy” workers will have rights as employees. In various posts I’ve been commenting on the Lyft and Uber class actions since those seem to be the poster children for the disruptive companies who seek […]


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