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.

October 25, 2016

FEDERALIZING COMP? REALITY OR PIPE DREAM?

Even though the Obama administration is on the last lap, it has now waded into the debate about whether workers’ comp systems are failing employees and employers. The October 2016 report of the U.S. Department of Labor  (see link at the bottom of this post) is titled “Does the Workers’ Compensation System Fulfill its Obligations to […]


October 11, 2016

INTENDED EFFECT

What politician doesn’t want to preside over either an expanding economy or decreasing operational costs for business? That’s the position that Jerry Brown and Dave Jones find themselves in. Jones gets to make the call as to what the “pure premium” rate for California workers’ comp insurance should be in 2017. Should it be $2.22 […]


October 5, 2016

A FLOOD OF STUDIES

A flood of studies on workers’ comp have just been released (see links below). I’m speaking on a blogger panel tomorrow  at the CWC & Risk Conference in Monarch Bay, and I’m sure that these studies will be fodder for a robust discussion. The U.S. Department of Labor has released a study titled “Does the […]


October 1, 2016

BROWN VETOS 3 MORE BILLS

On his last day to act on bills, Governor Brown vetoed three more workers’ compensation bills.  The bills vetoed were: AB 1643 (Lorena Gonzalez) (prohibiting apportionment to certain conditions frequently occurring in women, and requiring that breast cancer and prostate cancer receive equivalent impairment ratings) SB 897 (Roth) (would grant an additional year of injury leave for […]


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