State News : California

NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

Select a state from the dropdown menu below to scroll through the state specific archives for updates and opinions on various workers’ compensation laws in your state.

Contact information for NWCDN members is also located on the state specific links in the event you have additional questions or your company is seeking a workers’ compensation lawyer in your state.




Kelly Hamilton - DWC Announces New TTD minimum/maximum rates for 2022.
Although there had been a prior notice that there would be no change to the temporary total disability  (TTD) rates for 2022, that notice had been rescinded as the final State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) information had not been compiled.  This has...Read more
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Michael Mazzoni - EEOC May Recognize Long-Haul COVID-19 as a Disability, Creating Additional Hurdles for Employers
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions recognition that long-haul COVID-19 may be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act is expected to increase employers potential liability, and could affect the...Read more
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Edward Hummer - COVID-19 Leading Cause of Work-Related Death in California
On Friday, the California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI) issued a report finding that COVID-19 was the leading cause of job-related death claims in 2020, accounting for more than 55% of workers' compensation death claims. The report...Read more
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Edward Hummer - Amicus Brief Asks Court of Appeal to Reject Employee's Civil Suit for Wrongful Death of Spouse Caused by COVID-19
A recent Los Angeles County Superior Court case has garnered the attention of several employer-backed groups.  In Matilde Ek et al. v. See's Candies Inc. et al. the plaintiffs allege that Matilde Ek contracted COVID-19 while on the job at See's...Read more
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Michael Mazzoni - Growing Use of off Label Neurological Drugs for Injured Workers Poses New Risks
Managing pain can be a difficult task for injured workers who don't want to be subject to long-term opioid use, and the risks that those drugs pose.  Doctors are much more careful in prescribing opioids, especially in light of the opioid crisis...Read more
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