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Assembly Passes E-Signature Bill

05/06/2024
The California Assembly unanimously passed a bill that would treat electronic signatures the same as traditional wet signatures for Workers Compensation Appeals Board proceedings. The Assembly on Thursday voted 73-0 to pass AB 2337 by Assemblymember Diane Dixon R-Newport Beach. The bill

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Assembly Approves Bill to Add Right to Attorney to Workplace Posters

04/29/2024
The California Assembly unanimously approved a bill that would require employers to notify workers that they have a right to consult an attorney to discuss workplace injuries. The Assembly on Thursday voted 75-0 to pass AB 1870 by Assemblymember Liz Ortega D-San Leandro which would modify

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Appropriations Committee Passes E-Signature Bill

04/26/2024
The California Assembly Appropriations Committee unanimously passed a bill that would allow electronic signatures in proceedings before the Workers Compensation Appeals Board. The committee on Wednesday voted 14-0 to pass bills on its consent file which included Assembly Bill 2337 by

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Committee Passes Bill to Eliminate Contractor Comp Coverage Requirement

04/26/2024
A California Senate committee recently passed a bill that would relieve contractors of the requirement to carry workers compensation and provide proof of coverage when seeking a license even if they have no employees. The Senate Business Professions and Economic Development Committee voted

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Appropriations Committee Places TD Bills on Suspense File

04/24/2024
duration. The analysis of the bill says 92.5 of medical treatment requests are approved without objection and another 1.6 are approved with modifications. Of the 5.9 of treatment requests that are denied about a quarter are appealed to IMR representing about 1.7 of all medical treatment requests

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Appropriations Committee Schedules Hearing on E-Signature Bill

04/22/2024
The California Assembly Appropriations Committee scheduled a Wednesday hearing for a bill that would allow electronic signatures in proceedings before the Workers Compensation Appeals Board. AB 2337 by Assemblymember Diane Dixon R-Newport Beach would define signature to include electronic

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Committee Passes Bill to Expand 4850 Eligibility

04/22/2024
A California Senate Committee last week passed a bill that would extend full-pay salary continuation benefits to injured county park rangers and housing authority officers outside of Los Angeles. The Senate Committee on Labor Public Employment and Retirement on Wednesday voted 5-0 to pass SB

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School Worker COVID Bill Clears First Hurdle

04/22/2024
A committee in the California Assembly unanimously passed a bill that would direct schools to continue paying those who are excluded from the workplace due to COVID-19. The Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment on Wednesday voted 6-0 to pass AB 3106 by Assemblymember Pilar Schiavo D

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Committee Passes Bill to Revise Poster Requirements

04/19/2024
A California legislative committee passed a bill that would require notifying workers of their right to consult an attorney. The Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday voted 15-0 to pass AB 1870 by Assemblymember Liz Ortega D-San Leandro which would update what is to be included on

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WCIRB Approves Recommendation for 0.9% Rate Increase

04/18/2024
discussed potential drivers of the increase in allocated loss adjustment expenses including more involvement of Los Angeles attorneys in other parts of the state and attorneys being more active in seeking out cumulative trauma claims. WCIRB President and CEO Bill Mudge concurred. Applicants

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