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.

May 30, 2019

AB 5 ADVANCES

AB 5 passed out of the California Assembly on May 29 and is now headed to the California Senate. It’s a bill that would codify the ABC employment test used in California Supreme Court Dynamex case. In a recent post “Hard to Define”, I explored the background of several legislative approaches re defining employment status […]


May 12, 2019

CATASTROPHIC DEFINED

The California WCAB has issued an en banc decision that provides an answer as to how the workers’ comp system will define a catastrophic injury. The opinion in Kris Wilson v. State of California Cal-Fire can be found at the end of this post. How “catastrophic” would be defined has been a source of speculation […]


May 6, 2019

HARD TO DEFINE

One of the most contentious issues in this year’s Sacramento legislative session is the debate over several bills which would define who is designated an employee under California laws. There are three pending bills (see links at the end of this post): AB 5 (Gonzalez) would essentially require the “ABC” test that was used by […]


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