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Cases by Topic

(updated through 3/1/11)

Rule 8.1115 prohibits citing or relying on any unpublished opinion, except in limited circumstances.
Do not rely on any case description or summary without doing your own research!



Apportionment
Arbitration
Attorney Fees
CIGA
Civil Actions
Compromise and Release
Costs
Death Benefits
Discrimination
Employment
Exclusive Remedy
FEHA
Injury AOE/COE
Insurance
Liens
Meal-Pay Violations
Medical
Penalties
Permanent Disability
Procedure
Psychiatric Injury
Rating Schedules
Reconsideration - Appeals
Sanctions
Serious and Willful Misconduct
Statute of Limitations
Subrogation / Credit
Temporary Disability
Vocational Rehabilitation
Wages



 


Apportionment

  • 1st Dist. CA:   What AME Evidence Is Required for Apportionment?
  • WCAB:   Is a C&R a 'Prior Award' for Purposes of LC 4664 Apportionmt?
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Another Court Sides With Benson Decision
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Are 2 New Cases the Final Death Rattle for Wilkinson Rule?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   When Only Admitted Evidence Supports Apportionment, Can WCJ Find NONE?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Benson Decision Buries Wilkinson Apportionment Rule
  • 5th Dist. CA:   No Apportionment for Safety Worker's Presumptive Injuries Regardless of DOI
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Apportioning 60-Yr-Old Arthritis Not Age Discrim.
  • 1st Dist. CA, 2nd Dist. CA:   Two Appeals Courts Re-Visit Benson Decision
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Burden of Proving Apportionment and Overlap
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Retroactivity of Safety Officers Apportionmt Rules
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Court Cites Brodie as It Decimates 100% Case
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Court Won't Certify Vaira, Apport. Remains in Limbo
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Issue of Age-Related Apportionment Still Alive
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Vaira Says No Age-Related Apportionmt
  • CA Supr.:  Brodie-Welcher Cases!



    Arbitration

  • 4th Dist. CA:   Arbitration Agreement in FEHA Cases
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is Class Action Waiver Enforceable in Arb. Agreements?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   More Rules Published for Invalidating Employer Arbitrations
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Does Arbitration Award on Firing Violate Exclusive Remedy Rule?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   When Is Agreement Limiting Discovery 'Unconscionable'?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   How NOT to Write a Law Firm's Employee Arbitration Agreement
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Check List:  What WON'T Work in Employee Arbitration Agreement
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Arbitration Barring Class Action Invalid, But Easier Small Case Procedures OK
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Certified Case Shows When an Arbitration Agreement IS Enforceable
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Court Changes Its Mind on 'Unconscionability' of Arbitration Class Action Waiver
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Can Arbitration Terms Waive Class Actions and 'Private Atty General' Capacity?
  • CA Sup Ct:   MFAA Doesn't Grant Automatic Right to New Trial in Atty Fee Arbitration
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Arbitrator's 'Make Whole' Award Defective But Not Fatal
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Trial Court Powerless in Arbitration Hearing
  • 4th Dist. CA:  No Reversal for Arbitrator's Failure to Disclose
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Arbitration Agreement Valid Despite Procedural Defects
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Sufficient Notice for Worker Arbitration
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Arbitrating Job Claims When Personal Torts Involved
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Arbitration Clause Ruled Adhesive, Void
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Cost-Sharing Arbitration Clause Unconstitutional
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Wrongful Term. Arbitration Clause Voided If Loser Pays Costs
  • US/SC:  Fed Arbitration Act Trumps CA Labor Law (Sometimes)
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Med Arbitration Notice Must Be 'Prominently' Displayed
  • 4th Dist. CA:   When Is Labor Arbitration Clause Adhesion Contract?



    Attorney Fees

  • 9th Cir.:   Are Employers' Atty Fees 'Dead' in Civil Rights Cases?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Are Atty Fees 3 Times Settlement Fair in Wrongful Term.?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Are UC Regents Liable for LC Wage Violation Atty Fees?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Are Atty Fees Allowed in Employer 'Suitable Seating' Violations?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Adding Interest to WC Atty Fee Awards  (And How?)
  • U.S. Supreme:   Attorneys Fees in No-Benefits ERISA Cases
  • CA Supreme:   Supremes Rule in FEHA Case on 'Big Fees, Small Award' Issue
  • WCAB:   Defense Files for Attys Fees/Sanctions in Premier Case
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Are Fees 12X More Than Wrongful Termination Damages Justified?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Can Civil Court Be Used to Get Interest on Past WC Fees?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Attys Fees in Unsuccessful Discrimination Case
  • CA Supreme:   Supremes Nix Attys Fees for Informal Med Treatment Denials
  • CA Sup Ct:   MFAA Doesn't Grant Automatic Right to New Trial in Atty Fee Arbitration
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Adding Multiplier to Attys Fees OK in FEHA Case
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Defense Awarded $1 Atty Fee Despite Frivolous FEHA Case
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   No Fee Restitution Despite Applicant's Fraudulent Claim
  • WCAB (en banc):   LC 5814 Penalties & Attorneys Fees
  • Huge Attys Fees Ordered From SCIF in Palm Medical Case
  • 1st Dist. CA:   App. Atty Gets Priority Over Employer on Lien
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Court OK's Huge Def Fees in Premier Medical Case
  • 5th Dist. CA:   14-Yr WC Litigator Ordered to Pay Atty Fees
  • 5th Dist. CA:   How Not to Handle an Atty Fee Arbitration Dispute
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Large (Rare) Fee Accessed Against Employee in FEHA Case
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Small FEHA Verdict Doesn't Justify Disallowing Large Fees
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Fee Award Affirmed in Overtime Pay Case (But Not Much)
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   $275K Attys Fees Awarded to Employer in WC Bonus Case



    CIGA

  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Does CIGA or Special Employer Pay When Gen.'s Carrier Insolvent?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is CIGA Liable If Self-Insured Has Insolvent Excess Coverage?
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Is CIGA Liable If 'Covered Insured' Morphs Into New Entity?
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Can Employer Claim Credit for 3rd-Party CIGA Funds
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Suit Against CIGA Revived as Court Explains When Time to Appeal Begins
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   CIGA Not Immune From Post-Judgment Interest
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   "Other Ins." Policy Not Needed to Dismiss CIGA



    Civil Actions

  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is Class Action Waiver Enforceable in Arb. Agreements?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   When Is General Contractor Liable for Common Area?
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Can Labor Contractor Employee Sue Farm Owner (or WC Only)?
  • 6th Dist. CA:   'Protected Speech' & Lawsuit Against Nurse Case Manager?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Enforcing Civil Settlement When WC Claim Included
  • CA Supreme:   Split Resolved Over Private Right to Sue for Tips
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is New Employer Liable for Honoring Old Employer's Non-Compete Clause?
  • 9th Circuit. CA:   Out-of-State Employers & CA Labor Law
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Must Employee Sue for ALL Claims Against Employer at Once?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Employer Liability for Ind. Contractor' Negligence
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Does General Contractor Owe Common Law Duty of Care to Sub?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Past Drug Use in Civil Case for Uninsured Work Injury?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Fed Cases: 'Going & Coming', Excessive Damages, Post-Judgment Interest
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Avoiding Exclusive Remedy Rule:  What is 'Fraudulent Concealment'?
  • CA Supreme:   Defining 'Reprehensibility' When Determining Punitives
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Tolling of Public Entity S/L & Exclusive Remedy Rule
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Does Carrying Tools Affect the 'Going and Coming' Rule?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is Insurance Broker Negligent If WC Coverage NOT in Business Package?
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Can Flare-Maker Worker Sue Supplier for Failure to Warn?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   When Can Employee of Ind. Contractor Sue General?
  • CA Supreme:   Employee Surveillance:  Invasion of Privacy?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Exclusive Remedy Rule & Suing 3rd-Party Admin.
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Can WC Claims Be Used for T.R.O.?
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Can How Boss Handles Complaint Be Civil Negligence?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Can Unlicensed Contractor Sue Homeowner If 'Not Employee'?
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Can Wrongful Termination Alone Be Basis for Punitive Damages?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Can 3rd Party Injured by Overworked Employee Sue Employer?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Civil Action Only Remedy for Unlicensed Laborer Working Less Than Min. Hrs

  • CA Supreme:   Supremes Revive Big Tobacco Lawsuit, Clarify Class Actions
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Does Indemnity Clause of Employer & Manuf. Give Worker Right to Sue?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Can Fired Worker Sue Boss Under LC 970 for Failure to Provide Sales Materials?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Can an Inmate Sue Prison Doctor for Malpractice?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Health Plan's Administrator Owes Duty to Members When Denying Claim
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Does a Subcontractor Owe a Duty to His Foreman?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   No Duty Owed by Former Employer in Negligent Hiring Action
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Workers Comp Evidence OK'd as Proof in Civil Harassment Case
  • 6th Dist. CA:   Employer-Paid Landlord Kicking Out Tenant at Employers Request Can Be Sued
  • CA Supr. Ct:   Supremes Ease Burden for Whistleblowers Getting to Court
  • 1st Dist. CA:   No Duty to Warn of Defective Products Made or Supplied by Third Parties
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Negligence Per Se Should Be Instructed If Building Code Violations
  • 1st Dist. CA:   3rd-Party Administrator Owes Duty to Excess Insurer in Handling WC Claim
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   "Negligent Retention" & Verbal Assaults OUTSIDE Exclusive Remedy Rule
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Anti-SLAPP Suit:  Was Atty's Firing Strategy or Pay Back?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Split on When PI Suit Against Gen. Contr. Permitted
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   'Specifically Authorized' Power Press Guard Removal
  • 1st Dist. CA:   General Contractor's Duty of Care
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Exclusive Remedy Rules Doesn't Preclude Defamation Action
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Fired Public Employee Can't Sue on Contract Theory
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   C&R Release Used Against Employee in Civil Action



    Compromise and Release

  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Enforcing Civil Settlement When WC Claim Included
  • WCAB:   Who Should Pay Applicant If Her C&R Check Is Sent to Atty's Office and Stolen?
  • WCAB Panel:   Watch How You Witness Your Compromise & Releases!
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   C&R PDA Credits: Watch Your Language
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   C&R Release Used Against Employee in Civil Action
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Widow Denied Life Ins. Based on WC Collateral Estoppel



    Costs

  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Who Pays for Voc Rehab Report?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   If Guardian Acts Like Nurse, Pay Like Nurse!



    Death Benefits

  • WCAB:   When to File If Suicide Related to Work Injury
  • WCAB:   Does Cost-of-Living-Adjustment Apply to Minor's Death Benefits?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Must Employer Pay State Even If Already Paid Estate?
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Death Benefits Reversed When Causation Only 'Possible'
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Deceased Worker Ruled 'Partner' -- No Death Benefits



    Discrimination

  • U.S. Supreme:   Can Worker's FiancÚ Bring Retaliation Suit Under Title VII?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   'Continuing Violation' Doctrine in Discrimination Cases
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Retroactivity of Jones Rule in Retaliation Suits
  • 6th Dist. CA:   Is Reinstating Sexually Harasser Against Public Policy?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Forcing Employees to Attend Gay Pride Parade:  Sex Harassment?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Prima Facie Case for Age or Disability Discrimination
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Pursuing LC 132a Claim After Settling 'WC Claims'
  • U.S. 9th Cir.:   Are Males & Females Treated Same for Sex Discrimination?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is Filing 1099 Form Constitute Retaliation?
  • CA Supreme:   Age Discrimination Suits and Summary Judgment Procedure
  • WCAB:   Future Earnings Capacity & 132a Claim
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   'Mixed Motive' Instruction in Pregnancy Discrimination Cases
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Does Failure to Accommodate Disabled Party in Court Affect Judgment?
  • CA Supreme:   Evidence Needed to Prove Harassment
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Is '100% Healed' Return-to-Work Policy Discrimination Per Se?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is Failing to Return Employee to Work Per Doc 132a Violation?
  • U.S. 9th:   Can Physical Capacity Test Be ADA Violation?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Does Reprimand for Bad Conduct Equal Sexual Harassment?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Evidence for Pregnancy Discrimination, Emotional Distress
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Attys Fees in Unsuccessful Discrimination Case
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Does Post-Injury Drug Test Violate LC 132a?
  • U.S. District (Tenn.):   "Shy Bladder" - Preventing Urine Sample - May Be ADA Claim
  • 6th Dist. CA:   What Constitutes 'Knowledge of Disability' for Wrongful Discharge?
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Can Wrongful Termination Alone Be Basis for Punitive Damages?
  • U.S. Supreme:   Supremes Tighten Age Discrimination Rules
  • U.S. District (LA):   Is Voice Recognition Software ADA-Mandated for Carpel Tunnel?
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Firing of Manager Mixing Biz With Pleasure Withstands Summary Judgment
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   "Me Too" Evidence Admissible in Discrimination Claim
  • US Supreme:   Pregnancy Discrimination Act Not Retroactive
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is Private Marina Exempt from the ADA?
  • CA Supr. Ct:   Supremes Ease Burden for Whistleblowers Getting to Court
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Nolo Plea to Misdemeanor Drug Charge Not 'Conviction' Under Education Code

  • Supr. Ct:   Employee CAN Be Fired, Under Certain Facts, For Refusing to Incriminate Himself
  • US Sup:   Supremes Protect Witnesses in Title VII Harassment Suits
  • 1st Dist. CA:   No Reasonable Accommodation for Knee Injury, Emotional Distress Awarded
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Sex Complaint to Employer May Be Anti-SLAPP 'Protected Activity'
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Similar Acts of Job Discrim Can Toll S/L
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Personnel Action May Be Discrim., Not Emotional Distress
  • 4th Dist. CA:   'Custom' or 'Policy' Needed for Retaliatory Claim
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Deputies' Vacation Pay Ruled 132a Violation
  • Supr. Ct:   Public Policy Firings, Emotional Distress & Whistle Blowers
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   No Prima Facie Needed If Direct Gender Bias Evidence
  • S.C.:   U.S. Supremes Give Workers (Retaliatory) Break
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Employee Didn't Prove Termination, Can't Sue for Distress
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   New Discrimination Concept?   "Retaliation Before-the-Fact"?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Past 'Good' Conduct Doesn't Negate Discrimination
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Can Labor Code Bar Firing for Federal Public Policy?
  • Sup. Ct.:   Is Firing for Medical Marijuana Discrimination?



    Employment

  • 1st Dist. CA:   Borrowed Employee and 'Special Employer' Doctrine
  • U.S. Dist. CA:   Can NFL Player File WC in CA Even If Contract Says Otherwise?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   When an Admitted 'Employee' is NOT an Employee
  • 9th Circuit. CA:   Out-of-State Employers & CA Labor Law
  • WCAB:   NFL Case:  Is CA WC Available for Injured Player From Ohio?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Reviwing Borello Re Ind. Contractors
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Vicarious Liability for Worker Driving Home From Airport?
  • 2nd Dist. CA: Proving 'Special Employee' Status From Interrogs
  • US 9th Circuit:   Can Foreign Employees Sue Wal-Mart?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Test for 'Employee' in WC Case Applies to Unemployment Issues
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Can Unlicensed Contractor Sue Homeowner If 'Not Employee'?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Civil Action Only Remedy for Unlicensed Laborer Working Less Than Min. Hrs
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Can an Inmate Sue Prison Doctor for Malpractice?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Court Certifies Previous Decision on Deliver Drivers Being Ind. Contractors
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Going/Coming Rule Exceptions Reviewed, No Vicarious Liability Found
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Court Reiterates Ind. Contractors in Package Delivery Case
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Dual Employment Relationship Explained
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Newspaper Deliverer as 'Employee' Case Now Certified
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Are Newspaper Carriers "Employees"?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Can Carrier Decide "Special Employee" Status?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   'Special Employer' Doctrine Affirmed in Movie Studio Injury



    Exclusive Remedy

  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is Work Prank Exception to Exclusive Remedy Rule?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Estoppel and Exclusive Remedy Rule When Injury Denied
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Can Labor Contractor Employee Sue Farm Owner (or WC Only)?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Does Arbitration Award on Firing Violate Exclusive Remedy Rule?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Is Emotional Distress Claim Barred by Exclusive Remedy?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Actions Inside & Outside Exclusive Remedy Rule
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Avoiding Exclusive Remedy Rule:  What is 'Fraudulent Concealment'?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Tolling of Public Entity S/L & Exclusive Remedy Rule
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Can Flare-Maker Worker Sue Supplier for Failure to Warn?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   When Can Employee of Ind. Contractor Sue General?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Exclusive Remedy Rule & Suing 3rd-Party Admin.
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Can Unlicensed Contractor Sue Homeowner If 'Not Employee'?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Does Indemnity Clause of Employer & Manuf. Give Worker Right to Sue?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   "Negligent Retention" & Verbal Assaults OUTSIDE Exclusive Remedy Rule
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Attempts Past Exclusive Remedy Rule Fail
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Exclusive Remedy Rules Doesn't Preclude Defamation Action
  • 1st Dist. CA:   TSA Employee Can't Sue Airline for Heavy Bag Injury



    FEHA

  • 4th Dist. CA:   Arbitration Agreement in FEHA Cases
  • 4th Dist. CA:   What is 'Reasonable Accommodations' and 'Interactive Process'
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Retroactivity of Jones Rule in Retaliation Suits
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Prima Facie Case for Age or Disability Discrimination
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Is Emotional Distress Claim Barred by Exclusive Remedy?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is Paid Sick Leave a 'Reasonable Accommodation' Under FEHA?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   FEHA Claim: What If Employee Never Engages in Interactive Process?
  • CA Supreme:   Supremes Rule in FEHA Case on 'Big Fees, Small Award' Issue
  • US Supreme:   Can EEOC Issue Subpenas After Right-to-Sue Letters?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Opinion Affirming Failure to Accommodate Certified
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Can FEHA Suit Be Barred by Anti-SLAPP Motion?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Does Reprimand for Bad Conduct Equal Sexual Harassment?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   How Long to Object to Proposed FEHA Settlement?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Is FEHA S/L Tolled for Union Grievance?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Can DFEH Be Sued Directly for 'Failing to Enforce Its Laws'
  • 4th Dist. CA:   HIV-Positive Plaintiff Failed to State Valid FEHA Claims
  • 5th Dist. CA:   When Can Judge Overrule Jury on Credibility Issue in FEHA Case?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Burden on Employee in FEHA Case to Show He Can Do the Work
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   What Is a 'Qualified Individual' for an FEHA Discrimination Claim?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Failure to Name Owners in FEHA Claim Bars Inclusion in Civil Case
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Workers Comp Evidence OK'd as Proof in Civil Harassment Case
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Anti-SLAPP Statute Bars Certain Retaliatory FEHA Claim

  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Employer's FEHA Trial Strategy Precludes "Exhaustion of Remedies" Claims
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Forcing Employee to Retire Presents Triable Issues Under FEHA
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Jurisdiction Over Parent Corp Not Automatic in FEHA Action Against Subsidiary
  • 1st Dist. CA:   No Reasonable Accommodation for Knee Injury, Emotional Distress Awarded
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Adding Multiplier to Attys Fees OK in FEHA Case
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Are Delayed Accommodations an FEHA Violation?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   No Public Entity Immunity in FEHA Age Discrimination Claim
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Defense Awarded $1 Atty Fee Despite Frivolous FEHA Case
  • 6th Dist. CA:   Being Bad Manager Doesn't Violate FEHA
  • Sup.Ct:   'Equitable' Tolling of FEHA Stat./Limitations
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Triable FEHA Issues & Public Policy
  • Supr. Ct.:   Can Individual Be Liable for FEHA Retaliation?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Court Rules Punitives OK in FEHA Case If Fired for Hiring Atty
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   3-Prong Fed Civil Rights Test OK'd for FEHA Claims
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Adhesion-like Arb. Clause No Good in FEHA Case
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Small FEHA Verdict Doesn't Justify Disallowing Large Fees
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   No FEHA Violation If No Evidence of Job Available
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Exhausting FEHA Remedies Jurisdictional, not Procedural
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Is Temp, Non-Civil Service Worker Covered Under FEHA?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   FEHA Doesn't Require Exhausting Admin. Remedies



    Injury AOE/COE

  • 1st Dist. CA:   Court Discusses Exception to 'Going and Coming' Rule
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   How to Rebut a Cancer Presumption
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   When an Admitted 'Employee' is NOT an Employee
  • WCAB (en banc):   Admin. Dir. Rule 30 and Labor Code Section 4060/2
  • WCAB:   AD Rule 30 and LC 4060 - Conflict?
  • WCAB:   Can WCJ Defer Trial to Develop Applicant's Med Record If Applicant Filed DOR?
  • WCAB:   Who Is 'Initial Aggressor' to Defeat WC Benefits?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Fed Cases: 'Going & Coming' Rule
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Does Carrying Tools Affect the 'Going and Coming' Rule?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   How Far From Doctor's Office is 'Reasonable' For New Injury?
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Does 'Going/Coming' Rule Apply on Day Off?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Vicarious Liability for Worker Driving Home From Airport?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Civil Action Only Remedy for Unlicensed Laborer Working Less Than Min. Hrs
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Is Injury While Retrieving Personally-Bought Item at Workplace AOE/COE?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Claim of Work Injury 'Lighting Up' Diabetes Given Another Chance
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Review Granted in Case of Work Injury Triggering Diabetes
  • 5th Dist. CA:   WCJ Isn't Bound By His Earlier Ruling of "Possible" Injury
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Dual Employment Relationship Explained
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Employer Liable for Worker Despite Driving Home
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Gay Minister's Claims Barred By 'Ministerial' Rule
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Vacationing SWAT Officer Covered for 'Training' Injury
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Employee's Assault on Customer Within Scope of Duties?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   TSA Employee Can't Sue Airline for Heavy Bag Injury
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Can Carrier Decide "Special Employee" Status?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   'Bunkhouse Rule' Expanded
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   New 'Commercial Traveler Rule' Case Certified
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   'Special Employer' Doctrine Affirmed in Movie Studio Injury



    Insurance

  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Does CIGA or Special Employer Pay When Gen.'s Carrier Insolvent?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is Insurance Broker Negligent If WC Coverage NOT in Business Package?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Must State Farm Pay Domestic Servant's False Imprisonment Damages?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   SCIF Has Duty to Disclose Adverse Facts Before Setting Premiums
  • 1st Dist. CA:   3rd-Party Administrator Owes Duty to Excess Insurer in Handling WC Claim
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   License Suspension (& Right to Sue or Be Paid) Automatic If No WC Coverage
  • 4th Dist. CA:   When Same Policy Covers Employer's Liability Ins. & WC
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Corporate Veil Pierced in Failure to Provide WC Insurance
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Widow Denied Life Ins. Based on WC Collateral Estoppel
  • 4th Dist. CA:   More Than Misrep Needed Before Canceling Health Ins.
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Carrier Needn't Investigate If No WC Coverage



    Liens

  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Ex-Parte IME Contact, What Should Caregiver-Husband Be Paid?
  • WCAB:   Spanish Interpreters During Medical Exams
  • WCAB:   How Long Does Lien Claimant Have to File?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Can WC Lien Be Divided Betw. Compensable and Non-Compensable?
  • WCAB:   'Express Agreement' to Remove WCAB Jurisdiction on Med Pay Amounts
  • WCAB:   Decision Clarifies Rx Claims Outside Pharmacy Benefit Networks
  • U.S. District Ct.:   No Medicare Set Aside?  Read Latest CMS Federal Lawsuit
  • Sup.Ct:   Supremes Nix Emergency 'Balance Billing' for HMO's
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Lien for Life Care Plan Denied
  • WCAB (en banc):   Med Liens & Burden of Proof
  • 1st Dist. CA:   App. Atty Gets Priority Over Employer on Lien
  • WCAB:   Sweeping Elite Surgery Case Reversed
  • WCAB:   Does Surgery Center Need Fict. Name, Med License?



    Meal-Pay Violations

  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Cambridge Claims Adjusters Argue for Overtime Pay
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   When Are Technical Wage Violations Actionable?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Tip Pooling:  3 New Grounds for Violations Alleged
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Are UC Regents Liable for LC Wage Violation Atty Fees?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Does State Min. Wage Law Apply to Public School Contracts?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Exposure of Payroll Company for Wage Violations?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Overtime Claims:  Factors for Determining "Manager"
  • CA Supreme:   Late Wages Penalties and Filing Deadline?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Must Employees Actually Take 'Mandatory' Meal & Rest Periods?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   If Class-Action Employee Settles:  Can He Sue On Others Claims?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Can Parties Agree to Shorter St/Limit?  What's 'Admin. Exemption'?
  • U.S. 9th Circuit:   What Constitutes "De Minimis' Noncompensable Work Duties?
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Do Labor Code Provisions Apply to Public Entities?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Does Motor Carrier Exemption Preclude State's Overtime Wage Laws?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Is Hotel's 'Business Manager' Exempt From LC's Overtime Pay Provisions?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Releases of Wage Claims Valid Despite Contrary Labor Code Language
  • U.S. 9th:   Court Withdraws Decision on Wage/Hour Jurisdiction, Sends It to Supremes
  • 6th Dist. CA:   Court Reverses Costco Judgment for Overtime Bonuses
  • 4th Dist. CA:   No Punitives for Meal & Rest Violations
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is Overtime Due for 'Exempt' AND 'Nonexempt' Duties?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Meal & Break Class Lawsuits Weakened
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Charter Counties Exempt From Overtime & Meal Rules



    Medical

  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Ex-Parte IME Contact, What Should Caregiver-Husband Be Paid?
  • WCAB:   Spanish Interpreters During Medical Exams
  • WCAB:   Changes in How/When to Object to Late QME Report
  • WCAB:   Panel Decision Allows Ex-Parte Talk With QME's Staff
  • WCAB:   Psyche Injury vs. Psyche Treatment for Non-Psyche Injury
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   AME/QME Ex Parte Communications Softened (Slightly)
  • WCAB:   Carrier Seeks Restitution for Chiro Payments Beyond 24-Visit Limit
  • WCAB:   Is QME Psyche Report Relevant to QME Eye Exam?
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Does Agreeing to AME Offset Failure to Object to UR?
  • WCAB:   If Bad MPN Notice, For How Long Can Applicant Self-Procure Treatmt?
  • WCAB:   Authorizing Spinal Surgery After Cervantes Case
  • WCAB:   Arguing Med Causation If Not Raised in UR Report?
  • WCAB:   Scheduling QME After 60-Day Rule Limit
  • WCAB:   Must Employer Provide Ergonomic Equipment as 'Med Treatment' at New Job?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Cervantes Reviewed Re 2nd-Opinions for Spinal Surgeries &
  • WCAB:   'Express Agreement' to Remove WCAB Jurisdiction on Med Pay Amounts
  • WCAB:   Decision Clarifies Rx Claims Outside Pharmacy Benefit Networks
  • WCAB (En Banc):   Two Major Spinal Surgery / UR Issues Finally Resolved
  • CA Supreme:   'Reasonable' Surgery Fees -- Tapia Case Denied Review
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Appellate Court Modifies Sandhagen Decision Re UR
  • CA Supreme:   Supremes Nix Attys Fees for Informal Med Treatment Denials
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Stips Waived Requested Med Treatment, Supported by Evidence
  • Sup.Ct:   Supremes Nix Emergency 'Balance Billing' for HMO's
  • Supr. Ct:   Med Treatment & Religious Beliefs
  • 1st Dist. CA:   24-Visit Chiro Cap Declared Valid
  • Sup.Ct:   Sandhagen Overturned!  Employers Get UR, Not 4062
  • WCAB:   Sweeping Elite Surgery Case Reversed
  • WCAB:   Does Surgery Center Need Fict. Name, Med License?
  • WCAB:   Panel Presents Interesting Treatment-Outside-MPN Issue
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Can Employer Deny Med Award After Paying for Years?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   If Guardian Acts Like Nurse, Pay Like Nurse!
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Indust. Claim for Erectile Problems Peters Out



    Penalties

  • CA Supreme:   Late Wages Penalties and Filing Deadline?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Pursuing LC 132a Claim After Settling 'WC Claims'
  • WCAB:   Future Earnings Capacity & 132a Claim
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is Failing to Return Employee to Work Per Doc 132a Violation?
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Does Post-Injury Drug Test Violate LC 132a?
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Can Wrongful Termination Alone Be Basis for Punitive Damages?
  • U.S. Supreme:   Supremes Rule on Punitives for Failure to Pay Meds In Maritime WC Case
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Different Deadlines Apply for Late Wages Penalties
  • WCAB (en banc):   LC 5814 Penalties & Attorneys Fees
  • 4th Dist. CA:   No Punitives for Meal & Rest Violations



    Permanent Disability

  • WCAB:   Using Lifting Capacity Impairments Anologies
  • 1st Dist. CA:   What AME Evidence Is Required for Apportionment?
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Reopening Stips for New Body Parts
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Reopening for 'New and Further' for New Body Part
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Is Genlyte Case Enough to Reopen (Even If It Didn't Overturn Vera)?
  • 6th Dist. CA:   New Guzman  Using AMA Guides, Rebutting Rating Schedule
  • WCAB:   Can Grip Loss Be Rated Under AMA Guides After Almaraz/Guzman?
  • WCAB (en banc):   Judges, Raters, Doctors & WPI Impairments
  • WCAB:   Does 15% PD Increase Apply to Prison Inmates?
  • WCAB:   Voc Rehab Report, Substantial Evidence Under Ogilvie
  • 6th Dist. CA:   When Do Cost-of-Living Increases Start in Life Pension & TTD Cases?
  • WCAB:   New Almaraz/Guzman Opinion:  Stay Within AMA Guides
  • WCAB:   New Ogilvie Decision Basically Remains Unchanged
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Court Tells WCAB to Reexamine Which Rating Manual to Use
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Another Court Sides With Benson Decision
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Are 2 New Cases the Final Death Rattle for Wilkinson Rule?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Entire Med Record Determines Which Rating Schedule to Use
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is Checking Boxes on Pre-trial Conf. Statement Notice for 15% PD Increase?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Benson Decision Buries Wilkinson Apportionment Rule
  • 5th Dist. CA:   No Apportionment for Safety Worker's Presumptive Injuries Regardless of DOI
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   New PD Award OK'd More Than 5 Yrs From Injury
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Different Interpretations of Same PD Evidence by WC Panel and WCJ OK
  • 6th Dist. CA:   LeBoeuf 100% Award Limited If Language Problems



    Procedure

  • 2nd Dist. CA:   "Innocence" Decree When WC Conviction Reversed
  • 4th Dist. CA:   When Can Agency Heads Be Deposed in Employment Cases?
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Lawyer-Client Privilege and Company Computer
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Courts Split Over When WC Cost-of-Living Increases Begin
  • WCAB:   Changes in How/When to Object to Late QME Report
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Can Atty Demand Being Present At Worker's Mental Exam?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Does CIGA or Special Employer Pay When Gen.'s Carrier Insolvent?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   If Class-Action Employee Settles:  Can He Sue On Others Claims?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Limits of Discovery for Hospital Worker Claiming HIV Infection
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Pursuing LC 132a Claim After Settling 'WC Claims'
  • CA Supreme:   Age Discrimination Suits and Summary Judgment Procedure
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   AME/QME Ex Parte Communications Softened (Slightly)
  • WCAB:   Can Dec. of Readiness Substitute for Contribution Petition?
  • WCAB:   When Can Specific Employer Representative Be Barred From Depo?
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Does Agreeing to AME Offset Failure to Object to UR?
  • WCAB:   Scheduling QME After 60-Day Rule Limit
  • WCAB:   NFL Case:  Is CA WC Available for Injured Player From Ohio?
  • WCAB:   Withrawal of Atty Before Trial – When Is It 'Unreasonable'?
  • WCAB (en banc):   Admin. Dir. Rule 30 and Labor Code Section 4060/2
  • WCAB:   Proper Notice for 'Walk-Through' Motion to Compel Med Exam
  • WCAB (en banc):   Judges, Raters, Doctors & WPI Impairments
  • WCAB:   Pre-Trial Withrawal of Atty – When Is It 'Unreasonable'?
  • WCAB:   Can Applicant Amend for New CT Body Parts If Previous Stips Settled "All" CT's?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   What Are Exceptions to Disqualifying QME for Ex Parte Communication?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Must Employee Sue for ALL Claims Against Employer at Once?
  • WCAB:   When & How to Request Autopsy in WC Case
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Past Drug Use in Civil Case for Uninsured Work Injury?
  • WCAB:   Watch What You Tweet (or Brag About on Facebook)
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Does Contradictory Testimony Defeat Substantial Evidence Rule?

  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Can WC Stips Re Unsettled Law Be Set Aside If New Caselaw Comes?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Can Out-of-State PI Depo Be Used in CA Wrongful Death Asbestos Case?
  • 6th Dist. CA:   When Do Cost-of-Living Increases Start in Life Pension & TTD Cases?
  • WCAB (En Banc):   Two Major Spinal Surgery / UR Issues Finally Resolved
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Court Shocked by Summary Dismissal of Worker's Objections
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Is Remand Order by WCAB Subject to Petition for Writ of Review?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Are Cab Drivers' Claims Amenable to Class Action?
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Appellate Court Modifies Sandhagen Decision Re UR
  • WCAB - Panel:   EAMS Foul-Up Results in Voided Decision, Total Re-Do
  • CA Supreme:   Supremes Revive Big Tobacco Lawsuit, Clarify Class Actions
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is Checking Boxes on Pre-trial Conf. Statement Notice for 15% PD Increase?
  • 6th Dist. CA:   Is NOT Demoting Dishonest Sheriff Supervisor an Abuse of Discretion?
  • CA Supr. Ct:   Supremes Ease Burden for Whistleblowers Getting to Court
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Jurisdiction Over Parent Corp Not Automatic in FEHA Action Against Subsidiary
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Plaintiff's Atty Can Speak With Another Worker, Even If Employer Repped
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Limo Drivers' Class Action De-Certification Reversed
  • CA/2:   Privacy & Disclosing Employees in Class Action Discovery
  • CA/4:   No Marital Privilege in Cop's Disciplinary Proceeding



    Psychiatric Injury

  • WCAB:   Psyche Injury vs. Psyche Treatment for Non-Psyche Injury
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Exception to 6-Mo. Emplymt Rule: Proof of 'Sudden, Extraordinary Event'
  • WCAB:   Can WCJ Defer Trial to Develop Applicant's Med Record If Applicant Filed DOR?
  • 9th Circuit:   Can 'Legitimate Personnel Action' Defeat L&H Psyche Claim?
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Is Psyche 'Harassment' Objective or Subjective?



    Rating Schedules

  • 1st Dist. CA:   Is Genlyte Case Enough to Reopen (Even If It Didn't Overturn Vera)?
  • 6th Dist. CA:   New Guzman  Using AMA Guides, Rebutting Rating Schedule
  • WCAB:   Can Grip Loss Be Rated Under AMA Guides After Almaraz/Guzman?
  • WCAB (en banc):   Judges, Raters, Doctors & WPI Impairments
  • WCAB:   Voc Rehab Report, Substantial Evidence Under Ogilvie
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Court Tells WCAB to Reexamine Which Rating Manual to Use
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Entire Med Record Determines Which Rating Schedule to Use
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Court Sides With Genlyte on Old Rating Without P&S
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Vera Ignored, Old PDRS Applies Under Gentyle
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Old PDRS Applies Even If New '05 TD
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Looking Beyond 2005 Med Report OK for Pre-2005 PD
  • WCAB:   2005 PDRS Affirmed in Boughner
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   WCJ Used Wrong Test for Which PDRS to Use
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Must Look to Pre-2005 Reports Only for Old PDRS
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   LC 5803 Gives WCAB Right to Change PDRS Recon Ruling
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Another DCA Takes Sides on P&S vs. PD Conflict
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Dueling DCA's: Vera vs. Genlyte (PD Without P&S?)
  • 6th Dist. CA:   Certified Case Clarifies Old PDRS Exceptions
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Vera Nixed?  Pre-2005 P&S Not Req'd



    Reconsideration - Appeals

  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Reopening Stips for New Body Parts
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Reopening for 'New and Further' for New Body Part
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Can WC Stips Re Unsettled Law Be Set Aside If New Caselaw Comes?
  • WCAB:   Lien Claimants Face Sanctions for Misstating Recon Petitions
  • 5th Dist. CA:   WCJ's Admitted Math Error Too Late to Change
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   LC 5803 Gives WCAB Right to Change PDRS Recon Ruling
  • 6th Dist. CA:   Failure to Argue Due Process Bars Appeal
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Recon Unit's 'Wrong' Address Excused in Late Filing
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Exhaust Labor Ruling Admin. Remedies Before Judicial Relief



    Sanctions

  • WCAB:   Lien Claimants Face Sanctions for Misstating Recon Petitions
  • WCAB:   Defense Files for Attys Fees/Sanctions in Premier Case
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Failure to Attend Depo, Follow Court Orders, Grounds for Dismissal
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   No LC 5813 Sanctions for UEF
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Negligent Rep of Employer Case: Sanctions Awarded
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   "Ultimate" Sanctions Awarded to Liberty Mutual



    Serious and Willful Misconduct

  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Elements Required for Serious & Wilful Employer Misconduct
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Serious & Willful Misconduct:  How Much 'Fault' Is Needed?
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Ct. Explains Serious & Willful vs. Negligence



    Statute of Limitations

  • CA Supreme:   Late Wages Penalties and Filing Deadline?
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   When Is 5-Yr Trial Limit Tolled in Employer Lawsuit?
  • WCAB:   Can Dec. of Readiness Substitute for Contribution Petition?
  • WCAB:   Can Employer-Defendant Be 'Re-Joined' After Recon Deadline?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Amending WC Fraud Complaint & St./ Limitations Defense
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Can Parties Agree to Shorter St/Limit in Wage Law Claims?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Tolling of Public Entity S/L & Exclusive Remedy Rule
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Is FEHA S/L Tolled for Union Grievance?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Can Filing WC Claim Equitably Toll PI Statute of Limitations?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Can a WC Claim 'Equitably Estop' Statute of Limitations in Government Claim?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Different Deadlines Apply for Late Wages Penalties
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   New PD Award OK'd More Than 5 Yrs From Injury
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Failure to Post Employee Notices Tolls S/L (Sometimes)
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Fired Police Officer's Claim That City Blew Deadline Denied
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Fed Civil Rights Action Tolls Wrongful Termination Deadline
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Similar Acts of Job Discrim Can Toll S/L
  • Sup.Ct:   'Equitable' Tolling of FEHA Stat./Limitations
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   11-Year Delay of Claim Form Tolls Statute of Limitations
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Court Voids Ruling Awarding TD After 5 Years
  • 4th Dist. CA:   How Long Does Retired Firefighter Have to File Claim?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Employer Precluded From S/L Defense in Indemnity Case



    Subrogation / Credit

  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Can Employer Claim Credit for 3rd-Party CIGA Funds
  • 6th Dist. CA:   Getting WC Atty Fees Reimbursed From Armed Robber?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   3rd Party Dismissal No Bar to Subrogation Action



    Temporary Disability

  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Courts Split Over When WC Cost-of-Living Increases Begin
  • WCAB:   Effect of 'TD' to Attend Med Exam Have on 104-Wk TD Max
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Is Terminating TD While Ordering Discogram a Conflict?
  • WCAB:   Does 2-Yr TD Limit Apply to Partial and/or Out-of-State TD?
  • WCAB:   Can Carrier Offset TD from Worker's Social Security?
  • 6th Dist. CA:   When Do Cost-of-Living Increases Start in Life Pension & TTD Cases?
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Does LC 4062 Estop Seeking Retro TTD If No Objection
  • 5th Dist. CA:   TD Due If 'Retiring' Because of Injury
  • 1st Dist. CA:   TD Cap and Injured Teachers
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Brooks Says 2-Yr TD Cap Applies to State Workers' Ind. Pay
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Is Special Industrial Leave Part of TD Cap?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Court Voids Ruling Awarding TD After 5 Years
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   104-Week TD Cap Strictly Interpreted for Separate Injuries
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Another Blow for Workers' TD - This Time State Employees
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   If Doc Says TTD, 'Could' Return to Work Is Irrelevant!
  • 5th Dist. CA:   Is 104-Wk TD Cap Constitutional?



    Vocational Rehabilitation

  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Is Rehab Award Always Unenforceable Since LC 139 Repeal?
  • CA Supreme:   Last Nail in Coffin for Voc Rehab Cases?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   What If Rehab 'Awarded' But on Appeal When Repeal Date Arrives?
  • WCAB (en banc):   Board Rules on Whether to Reconsider Weiner Decision
  • WCAB (en Banc):   It's Official, Rest in Peace Vocational Rehabilitation... Maybe
  • WCAB:   Board Gives 'En Banc' Status to Post 1/1/09 Rehab Case
  • 1st Dist. CA:   No Wage Credit Against VRMA Benefits
  • CA/3:   Cop's Litigation Deemed Rejection of Return to Work Offer
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Can Future Wages Be Credited Against VRMA?
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   VRMA Not 'Wage-Replacement' -- No Employer Credit
  • 3rd Dist. CA:   Who Pays for Voc Rehab Report?



    Wages

  • U.S. 9th Circuit:   Calculating Average Weekly Wage in LHWC Cases
  • CA Supreme:   Split Resolved Over Private Right to Sue for Tips
  • WCAB:   Future Earnings Capacity & 132a Claim
  • CA Supreme:   Can Unpaid Bonus Be Forfeited W/O Violating LC 201/202?
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Court Reverses Starbucks Ruling on Tip Sharing
  • 4th Dist. CA:   Does Motor Carrier Exemption Preclude State's Overtime Wage Laws?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Is Hotel's 'Business Manager' Exempt From LC's Overtime Pay Provisions?
  • 1st Dist. CA:   2 Published Opinions Split on Private Right to Sue for Tip Violations
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Newly Published Decision Further Clarifies Legality of Tip-Pooling
  • U.S. 9th:   Court Withdraws Decision on Wage/Hour Jurisdiction, Sends It to Supremes
  • 1st Dist. CA:   Different Deadlines Apply for Late Wages Penalties
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Tip Pooling OK Under Labor Code
  • 1st Dist. CA:   No Wage Credit Against VRMA Benefits
  • 2nd Dist. CA:   Can Future Wages Be Credited Against VRMA?

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