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.

July 9, 2024

CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMP TOP DEVELOPMENTS FOR 1ST HALF 2024

What developments in California workers’ compensation stood out in the first half of 2024? Imagine just returned after an extended holiday from California workers’ comp and wanted to separate the wheat from the chaff. What recent developments would stand out? Here are my picks for the top developments through mid-2024, in no particular order: 1. […]


April 29, 2024

THE RIGHT TO DISCONNECT

The most significant 2024 workers’ comp bills are currently in the California Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees. That includes SB 1205 (Laird) (temporary disability and expenses while missing work to attend medical treatment), SB 1346 (Durazo) (TD from date of UR denial to date of IMR reversal to be excluded from 104 week TD cap), AB […]


March 28, 2024

INDOOR HEAT REGULATIONS IN TURMOIL

Adoption of long awaited Cal/OSHA indoor heat standards looked like a sure thing on March 21. The California Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (the OSHSB) was meeting in San Diego, and approval of indoor heat standards was on the agenda. But the day of the meeting, the Newsom Administration put on the brakes, instructing […]


February 29, 2024

CALIFORNIA TROUBLE

The California workers’ compensation system has significant issues. But over the past few years problems at the California Division of Workers’ Compensation have been dwarfed by problems at other Department of Industrial Relations units. Let’s review some of those problems and consider their impact on California workers. Cal/OSHA has a leadership and staffing crisis. Despite […]


January 12, 2024

THE 2024 CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION QUIZ

What lies in store for the California workers’ compensation system in 2024? Test your workers’ comp chops by taking the yearly Workers Comp Zone quiz below.  In some instances there may be more than one plausible answer. If you’re a lousy soothsayer, we won’t tell. 1.By the end of 2024 we’ll find that: a) California’s […]


December 17, 2023

TOP 2023 CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMP DEVELOPMENTS

As 2023 rolls to a close, it’s time to take stock of the California workers’ compensation system in 2023. Among things that did and didn’t happen, what stood out? What issues or trends rose to the forefront? Here’s an assessment of noteworthy developments, in no particular order: 1.Few workers’ comp bills were signed into law, […]


October 26, 2023

CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMP 2023 WINNERS AND LOSERS

At the California legislature in 2023, who were winners and who were losers? Before the year fades, a recap is in order. Overall, it was not a year for big workers’ comp bills. The workers’ comp bills that passed and were signed are largely niche bills. For non-workers’ comp bill affecting California workers, union-sponsored bills […]