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PBW News Flash

May 6, 2020

On May 6, 2020, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order creating a presumption of industrial causation for a diagnosed case of COVID-19, Coronavirus for any worker. To qualify for the presumption the employee: Tested positive or was diagnosed with... Read More

Executive Order N-62-20: COVID-19

WHEREAS on March 4, 2020, I proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19. executive_Order_WC_COVID Read More

COVID-19: A Guide To Assist California Employers And Claims Administrators

April 16, 2020

Introduction: There is clearly a need for guidance and clarification in this area given the daily increase in the number of COVID-19 cases being reported throughout California and more importantly employees who have already filed workers’ compensation claims and the unpredictable... Read More

CAL OSHA Safety And Health Guidance: COVID-19 Infection Prevention In Grocery Stores

California employers are required to establish and implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) to protect employees from all worksite hazards, including infectious diseases. This guidance does not impose new legal obligations. It contains information for employers operating grocery... Read More

COVID-19 Business Closures & The Obligation To Provide Indemnity

What are California Employers and their Workers’ Compensation Carriers or TPA’s Rights, Duties and Obligations to Continue to Provide Ongoing Temporary Total Disability or Temporary Partial Disability Benefits to Employees As a Result of Federal, State and Local Governmental Mandated... Read More

California: A Preliminary Assessment Of Potential Workers’ Compensation Liability Related To The Coronavirus (COVID-19)

California Case Law Related to Non-Occupational Diseases and Special Exposure or Special Risk Exceptions-Introduction: There is no reason to believe that the holdings and related legal principles derived from the key cases discussed hereinafter will not govern and control determinations... Read More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

April 15, 2020

As Employment and Labor Law attorneys here at Pearlman Brown & Wax, we understand that employers are experiencing deep concerns regarding COVID-19. Societal reactions to COVID19 are changing on a daily basis. We understand that our employer clients want to... Read More

COVID-19 State Of Emergency

April 2, 2020

Workers' Compensation Appeals Board State of California. In Re: COVID-19 State of Emergency en banc - No. 2 In_Re_Covid-19_State_of_Emergency_WCAB_En_Ban_No_2 Read More

Press Release

March 29, 2020

The Sixth District Court of Appeal issued on May 27, 2020, certified for publication, its decision on County of Santa Clara v. WCAB. This is an extremely favorable decision for the defense. Applicant suffered a specific left knee injury due... Read More

DWC Issues Emergency Measures For Medical-Legal Evaluations During Governor Newsom’s Stay-At-Home Order

March 28, 2020

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