Monthly Archives: April 2021

PROPOSED CALIFORNIA BILL WOULD CREATE NEW WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PRESUMPTION FOR ‘HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES’

In January, State Senator Dave Cortese (D-Santa Clara County) and State Assembly member Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) introduced Senate Bill 213 (SB-213) in the California State Legislature. If passed into law, the bill would rewrite the state’s Labor Code to create a new “rebuttable presumption” that certain injuries, illnesses, and ailments that develop or manifest […]

SENATE BILL 542—PTSD PRESUMPTION

In October of 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill No. 542 into law. A workers’ compensation reform bill, the legislation created a rebuttable presumption that certain public safety employees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a compensable industrial injury. Here, our California workers’ compensation defense attorneys provide a more comprehensive explanation of […]

IS APPORTIONMENT DEAD?

With the enaction of California Labor Code Sections 4663 and 4664 within SB 899 in 2004, the law regarding apportionment was radically changed.  The transition has not always been a smooth one and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has been issuing decisions ever since in an attempt to define what apportionment is and to clarify […]