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.

September 30, 2016

BREAKING-BROWN ACTS ON BILLS

Governor Brown announced today that he has signed two major workers’ comp bills, AB 1244 (Gray) and AB 1160 (Mendoza). Both have major components aimed at reducing the amount of fraud and abuse by medical providers in the comp system. Brown vetoed AB 1922 (Daly), a bill dealing with ancillary agreements to workers’ comp policies. […]


September 23, 2016

HOME HEALTH CARE REGS UPDATE

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation is on the last lap toward promulgation of home health care regulations. It’s been a multi-year odyssey. The second 15-day comment period ends on September 26,2016. I’d wager that it is unlikely that we’ll see further changes from the current version (see link to that below), though commenters can […]


September 14, 2016

MORE ON THE UBER LITIGATION

I’ve been covering the ongoing Uber litigation in California because  there has been intense interest in how the judicial system is going to deal with the issue of whether gig workers are independent contractors or employees. To my knowledge there have yet to be any WCAB panel decisions on this issue regarding gig economy companies. […]


September 8, 2016

DUE DILIGENCE

SB 482 (Lara) is one of many bills whose fate rests with Governor Brown. The bill is essentially a due diligence bill. Prescribing doctors would be required to check a database before prescribing or continuing opioids under certain circumstances. There are several well-publicized concerns surrounding opioid prescriptions. One concern is that some patients might be […]


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