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Posted on: Jan 21, 2020

While the State Auditor's report rightfully characterizes the decline in QMEs as a long-standing problem, there are other key components compounding the QME crisis: specifically the lack of certain specialty QMEs...

Posted on: Jan 13, 2020

Fatal occupational injuries in California jumped to their highest level since 2008, rising to over 400 deaths for the first time in nearly 10 years...

Posted on: Jan 6, 2020

A new decade is upon us, and with it, new opportunities to improve California's workers' compensation system...

Posted on: Dec 16, 2019

Coming on the heels of the State Auditor's recent report detailing the lack of QMEs in California's workers' compensation system and its impact on injured workers, the Division of Workers' Compensation held a previously-scheduled meeting on December 6th regarding the QME system...

Posted on: Dec 9, 2019

Gig-economy employers continue to do everything they can to turn a profit while denying adequate pay and safety-net benefits to their workers...

Posted on: Dec 2, 2019

As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, it's important to remember to exercise kindness - and, more importantly, patience - with the retail workers helping you track down that perfect gift...

Posted on: Nov 25, 2019

The California State Auditor released a report last week exposing the failures in the administration of the Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) process by the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) and the harmful impact this negligence has had on the health of injured workers and increased delays...

Posted on: Nov 18, 2019

Millions of California workers may now have a new avenue to pursue legal action against their bosses with the passage of Assembly Bill 51...

Posted on: Nov 12, 2019

The battle between gig workers and their app-based employers continues to intensify on an international scale with workers in other countries winning some encouraging victories in recent weeks, while workers in California gear up to protect newly-won benefits...

Posted on: Nov 4, 2019

Millions of Californians have been affected or displaced by power outages and an already overwhelming fire season that has only just begun...


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