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 29, 2018


We’re in the 2018 legislative home stretch, as the session will end in the next couple days. As of late yesterday many of the workers’ comp bills were still awaiting final action, although several had already made it to Governor Brown’s desk. Interestingly, AB 2496 (Gonzalez Fletcher) had made it to the Governor’s desk but […]

August 24, 2018


The California Supreme Court has now issued a decision in the closely watched case King v. CompPartners (see link to the decision below). In its decision the California Supreme Court finds that the workers’ compensation system is the exclusive remedy of a worker harmed by the utilization review process. In doing so the court rejects […]

August 16, 2018

AB 2496 and DYNAMEX

AB 2496 (Gonzalez Fletcher) has been passed by the California legislature and is on its way to Governor Brown’s desk. AB 2496 would essentially codify Dynamex in determining the employment status of janitorial workers. This comes at a time when there is a lot of heat in the Capitol over the California Supreme Court’s decision […]

August 10, 2018


Eight California workers’ comp rate cuts since 2015 is a stunning figure. Yet, that’s what is on tap if a August 2018 WCIRB Governing Committee recommendation ends up being adopted by California’s Insurance Commissioner. While this would be advisory only, and does not reflect what many employers actually pay (i.e. the average industry filed rate […]

August 7, 2018


July and August are often sleepy months in the California workers’ comp world. Workerscompzone has been napping. But not this week. Yesterday Governor Brown’s office announced that he has filled one of the long-vacant slots on the WCAB by appointing Katherine Williams Dodd. Ms. Dodd has served as a deputy legal affairs attorney for Brown. […]