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.
Eugene Treaster passed away in Sacramento in late October. Treaster was one of California ‘s leading applicant attorneys for decades, representing injured workers in Sacramento and Stockton for about 50 years. Gene Treaster was also my mentor and friend. It was a great pleasure to have known him, and I offer this remembrance to others […]
The 2021 California legislative season ended on October 10, the deadline for Governor Newsom to act on bills. How did the interests of California injured workers fare this year? In this year’s legislative battles over worker rights, who were the winners and who lost? Despite Democratic dominance in the California Assembly and California Senate, and […]
Governor Newsom has vetoed SB 788 (Bradford). Despite the fact that SB 788 won approval in the California Senate by a 37-0 margin and a 77-0 margin in the California Assembly, Newsom issued this veto message on September 28, 2021: “To The Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 788 without […]
California workers’ comp is an expensive system to operate. That has been a frequent focus of this blog over the years. High “frictional costs” have plagued the system despite various reform efforts, many of which resulted in takeaways from workers. Frictional costs are a continued focus of the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (the […]
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced on September 1, 2021 that in person hearings will resume as of October 1 at most WCAB district offices. Trials, lien trials, expedited hearings and special adjudication unit hearings are to be held in person. Mandatory settlement conferences, lien conferences and status conferences would continue telephonically for now. […]
The California Superior Court has thrown sand in the gears of the gig-platform companies. On August 20, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch ruled in Castellanos v. State of California that Prop 22 is unconstitutional (see link to the decision at the bottom of this post). Worker advocates fought hard against Prop 22, but were […]
Will Gavin Newsom be recalled, and what does the recall mean for California workers’ comp? California voters are already starting to mail in their ballots for the September 14 recall election. Although a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court seeks to halt the recall election on a theory alleging it is unconstitutional, the recall election […]