Tag: Workers Compensation

Job Killer Bills Dramatically Increase Workers’ Compensation Costs

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills that will substantially increase workers' compensation costs by establishing a "conclusive presumption" of workplace injury for...

COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Order Explained

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and workers’ compensation attorney Tiffany Boyland of Michael...

Job Killer Update: AB 2501 Added to List, 1 Bill Stalled, 1 Bill Removed

A job killer bill that will significantly restrict Californians’ ability to access home and auto loans by placing onerous burdens on lenders, which will...

Property Tax Relief, Workers’ Comp Presumptions, and Budget Deficits, Oh My!

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, Major League Baseball was preparing for opening day, school children shuttled off to classrooms...

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Extended for COVID-19

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-62-20 extending workers’ compensation benefits to employees who contract COVID-19 while working outside of their homes during...

Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Order: Presume COVID-19 Illness Arises from the Job

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed an executive order establishing a rebuttable presumption that any COVID-19 related illness of an employee who worked outside the...

CalChamber Issues Statement on Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Announcement

The California Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement following Governor Gavin Newsom’s briefing today: "It appears that the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program provides federally...

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Is Not Optional

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office reminds employers that they must maintain valid workers’ compensation insurance coverage for all workers, including part-time employees. Employers should also be sure...

CalChamber Welcomes Labor and Employment Attorney to Policy Team

Laura E. Curtis has joined the California Chamber of Commerce as a policy advocate.  She specializes in labor and employment, workers’ compensation, and elections/fair...

CalChamber Welcomes Litigation Attorney to Policy Team

Litigation attorney Kevin McKinley has joined the California Chamber of Commerce as a policy advocate. He specializes in privacy/technology, telecommunications, economic development, and workers’...

Workers’ Comp Ruling Reaffirms 2004 Reforms

Genetic Causes May Be Apportioned A recent decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal helps define how factors outside the workplace are to be...

CalChamber in Court: Protecting Workers’ Comp Independent Medical Review

Oral arguments have been set in a workers’ compensation case that deals with the constitutionality of the independent medical reviews (IMR) that were part...

Workers’ Comp Case Attacks Basic Premise of System, Opens Door to Broader Liability

The California Chamber of Commerce recently filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a California Supreme Court case that will determine whether doctors who review workers’...

New Workers’ Comp Law Changes Definitions of Excluded Employees; May Affect Existing Policies

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has notified workers’ compensation insurers of upcoming changes to the definition of “employee” and to who is an excluded employee....

Court Sides with Employer in Workers’ Comp Case

A state appeals court has ruled that a worker’s claim of a psychiatric injury did not meet the tests to qualify for workers’ compensation...

Governor Takes Action on Two Workers Compensation Bills; Signs One, Vetoes Other

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has taken action on two important workers’ compensation bills, signing one bill that reduces medical disputes and increase timeliness...

Bill Undermining Workers’ Comp Reforms Goes to Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that undermines cost-saving workers’ compensation reforms will be considered next by the full Senate. SB 563 (Pan;...

Job Killer Watch: CalChamber Identifies 17th Job Killer Bill​​​​​​​

Contact: Denise Davis SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a new job killer bill, bringing the current list to 17 bills....

Report: California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation

The biennial study by the Oregon Department of Business and Consumer Services has confirmed that California employers pay the highest workers’ compensation costs in...

CalChamber Files Friend-of-Court Briefs to Defend Workers’ Compensation Reforms

The California Chamber of Commerce is defending major provisions of workers’ compensation reform legislation and working to ensure fairness in friend-of-the-court briefs filed...