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September 2010 Archives

DOT and OSHA Join Forces to Combat Distracted Driving

In workers compensation defense news, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis recently announced that the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was joining forces with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) in an effort to crack down on the dangers of distracted driving .

An Examination of California Workers' Compensation Benefits - I

As an employer in the state of California, you are more than likely familiar with the workers' compensation system, your basic legal obligations under state law and the potential need for a strong workers' compensation defense. However, you may not have a true understanding of the intricacies of the system itself.

Common California Construction Site Injuries - III

Today's workers' compensation defense post will continue to explore the topic of common injuries suffered by employees on construction sites. Please see "Common California Construction Site Injuries - I" and "Common California Construction Site Injuries- II"  for more information.

Common California Construction Site Injuries - II

Today's workers' compensation defense post will continue to explore the topic of common injuries suffered by employees on construction sites. Please see "Common California Construction Site Injuries - I" for more information.

Court of Appeal Opinion on Guzman Upholds WCAB Expansive Use of AMA Guides

In an opinion released at the end of August, the Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District, in the case of Milpitas Unified School District vs. WCAB & Joyce Guzman, affirmed the WCAB En Banc opinion.  The Court concluded that the language of Section 4660 permits reliance on the entire Guides, including the instructions on the use of clinical judgment in deriving an impairment rating in a particular case.

CA Legislature Sends Much-Discussed Work Comp Bill to Governor

Today's workers' compensation defense post will take a closer look at A.B. 2490, an interesting piece of legislation passed by both the Assembly and the Senate by rather wide margins, and now submitted to Governor Schwarzenegger for final approval. 

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