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.




Per Beltran v. Structural Steel Fabricators (2016) Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS [citation pending], parties may resolve Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits ("SJDB vouchers") regardless of whether a date of injury occurred before, on, or after 1/1/2013.  In order to resolve the SJDB voucher for dates of injury on or after 1/1/2013, there must be at least one serious and good-faith issue, which, if resolved against the injured worker, would defeat all of the injured worker's rights to compensation benefits, including any SJDB voucher.