Monthly Archives: April 2022

Reminder for Employers: Post an Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

On January 26, 2022, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) published an official news release reminding employers in the state of their duty to post a legally-compliant annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses. Here, our California workers’ compensation defense attorneys explain the key things employers should know about their duty to post an […]

California Workers’ Compensation Defense: Understanding the “Sudden and Extraordinary” Exception to the Six-Month Employment Rule

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation is clear: An employee has the right to file for workers’ compensation benefits for a psychiatric injury. For the purposes of California workers’ compensation claim, the term ‘psychiatric injury’ is used broadly—it covers a wide range of mental health related issues, including depression, anxiety, and inability to sleep. California […]

Stockton, CA Labor Contractor Arraigned on More than a Dozen Counts of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

According to a report from the Insurance Journal, a farm labor contractor from San Joaquin County, California is facing 15 felony criminal charges related to his role in a complex workers’ compensation fraud scheme. The 62-year-old Alfredo Casas allegedly underreported his company’s payroll by more than $1 million—thereby causing major losses for private insurance companies […]