en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Sat, 12 Jun 2021 13:07:09 -0700 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.19.1 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral CWCI 2021 Case Law Update Program Available On Demand Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ce9d4bfb4e7dc9af9e5689e5a14d66a7bf1ce84d ce9d4bfb4e7dc9af9e5689e5a14d66a7bf1ce84d Vaccinated Workers Could Forgo Masks Later This Month if Cal/OSHA OKs New Rules Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/103b6ddc3846dbb6e447cb522a68bcd1716a8034 103b6ddc3846dbb6e447cb522a68bcd1716a8034 CIC Files Opposition to Lara's Dismissal Motion; Judge Could Rule on Case Later This Month Thu, 10 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d1e5bea7e1458a7effa0918c893a1a4870e3d8b3 d1e5bea7e1458a7effa0918c893a1a4870e3d8b3 WCIRB 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4ef200d0750efdb3cbc9aeeaedbabe42c8400723 Committees Pass Comp Bills Ahead of Deadline; Assembly OKs New Skin Cancer Presumption Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ea49f234e91e39df79d7c296906fda1b1341ac85 ea49f234e91e39df79d7c296906fda1b1341ac85 Law Firm Partner Appointed to CHSWC Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9322333409754965ed569b8635ec0ae3a16276bf 9322333409754965ed569b8635ec0ae3a16276bf Chemical Exposure Suit Dismissed Despite Improper Service, Notice Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/55548ae7d4ec79bb65c47079e32f5f2e232a8a23 55548ae7d4ec79bb65c47079e32f5f2e232a8a23 State Fund Begins Construction of Solar Energy Program Thu, 20 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7f482d7758c15091b1a69ef3f5868060c9f1f208 7f482d7758c15091b1a69ef3f5868060c9f1f208 Seasonal Worker Charged With Double Dipping Wed, 19 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 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