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Posted on: Apr 19, 2021

The battle around Assembly Bill 1465 is heating up with many insurance and employer groups waging a full-blown scare tactic assault to prevent the establishment of a statewide MPN...

Posted on: Apr 12, 2021

While the effort to decrease delays in obtaining medical care for injured workers through legislation has only just begun, the constant refrain from the insurance and employer groups that “the sky is falling” has started early and gotten even more preposterous...

Posted on: Apr 5, 2021

For the children of workers who have been killed or seriously injured on the job, Kids’ Chance of California gives them a fighting chance at earning a college education through needs-based scholarship programs...

Posted on: Mar 29, 2021

“California’s two previous Governors created a delay-infected workers’ compensation system that ranks last in delivering timely medical care.  As a result, injured workers whose care is delayed have a 40% higher rate of permanent disability...

Posted on: Mar 22, 2021

National Farmworkers Awareness Week takes place at the end of March each year, this year celebrated March 25 through March 31. While some victories have recently been won in instilling greater protections for workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, other challenges remain.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2021

The last year has been hard on a lot of people, especially for women and women of color, though everyone has been impacted by the pandemic in one way or another. Californians have a wealth of resources available to them to help navigate challenging situations, but many might not know where to begin...

Posted on: Mar 8, 2021

The Division of Workers’ Compensation released its final proposed update to the Medical Legal Fee Schedule on February 25, and while it attempts to address some issues, it falls short of meeting some of the most important recommendations laid out by the State Auditor’s report in 2019...

Posted on: Mar 1, 2021

Today marks the start of Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the heroic women who’ve pushed boundaries to champion female empowerment, gender equity and equality. While great strides have been made, gender bias and discrimination are still prevalent, including in workers’ compensation.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2021

February is Black History Month, and while we honor the accomplishments of courageous leaders of the past, we must acknowledge present inequities and continue the work to purge racial bias from our workers’ compensation system and from ourselves.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2021

We’ve railed against the higher financial costs brought on by delays in medical care as evidenced in a report published late last year, but make no mistake – the highest costs are being paid by the injured workers who end up with a permanent disability because their medical care was delayed...

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