OVER WHEN IT'S OVER
I've just returned from an event sponsored by the Bay Area's Asian Law Caucus. The event honored Fred Korematsu (who died in 2006) and the legal teams that helped him in the 1940s and 1980s.
Korematsu was a principled man who contested the right of the U.S. Government to send Ja
NOT TAKING THE BAIT
Today was Steve Poizner's day in the limelight.
As California's Insurance Commissioner, Poizner presided over the CDI hearing on the recommendation of California's Workers' Compensation Rating Bureau (WCIRB) that the "pure premium rate" for comp coverage be r
Tuesday (tomorrow) April 28 the Department of Insurance holds a hearing on workers' comp rates.
Injured workers and labor activists are welcome to attend the meeting.
The hearing, slated to start at 10 am in the 22nd Floor Department of Insurance hearing room at 45 Fremon
(workerscompzone has been traveling in Asia; this is the fifth and last installment of this journey....)
On to Beijing. From Hangzhou, the high speed rail to Shanghai is a breeze.
The train is filled with road warriors. Practically everyone has a laptop and
YAO MING AT THE GOLDEN ARCHES
(workerscompzone is traveling in Asia and blogging on some items of interest he encounters........)
It's 1 p.m. Tired of lotus root stuffed with sticky rice, stinky tofu and Hainan drunken chicken, workerscompzone dreams of Western food.
FEET OF CLAY
(workerscompzone is traveling in Asia and offers you some insights as he travels)...........
Xian, Shaanxi Province.....In many ways it's the cradle of Chinese culture. To the North lies China's accident ridden coal mining belt, Shanxi Province (what a dif
Workerscompzone is traveling in Asia and will share some insights with you as I go......
Here by the side of the Huangpu River, in Shanghai's Pudong financial district, there's a stunning view from the observation deck of world's second tal
Greetings from Seoul. To be exact, the airport lounge at Incheon, South Korea's beautiful new airport, probably one of the world's nicest.
Workerscompzone is on the first leg of an Asian trip. I'm not here to do investigative journalism, but I'll blog (when I can) abou
FLASH: WCAB GRANTS RECON IN ALMARAZ/GUZMAN & OGILVIE
The WCAB has granted reconsideration in the Almaraz, Guzman and Ogilvie cases (see a link below post to today's en banc decisions).
In doing so, the WCAB has adopted a briefing schedule for the parties in each case to submit additional arguments.
Moreover, the WCAB announc
A recent letter has generated lots of controversy in the California workers' comp community.
The March 26, 2009 letter from John Duncan, Director of California's Department of Industrial Relations was directed to the Commissioners of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Boar
"Meatball justice". A "MASH unit". A "subbasement of the legal world".
"Forget about personal. They don't think of you as a person. They think of you as a file with a dollar sign on it. They don't care if you can't put food on the table or
- OVER WHEN IT'S OVER