NUNEZ AND PERATA
If you've been too busy swatting summer mosquitoes to follow state politics, never fear. Here's what's been going on:
Arnold can't deliver votes from members of his own party to pass a budget. California is almost a month overdue for a budget, and some critical project
A REALLY SCARY MOVIE
It's a Sunday morning. Often with the blog I'll do a weekend post looking at some big-picture issues regarding workers and the economy.
Like scary movies? Last night I saw a doozy.
Workers knee-deep in oil sludge breaking up ships. Workers knocking used computers and
THE CHANG CASE
One of the most famous plays of the "modern" theater is Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot". On a bare stage, two quirky characters hang around a sickly tree, bantering for hours about an individual named Godot. They wait for him, and he never comes, yet the vigil continues
TOOTIN' MY HORN
I'm pleased to note that I've been appointed to the California State Bar's Workers' Compensation Executive Committee, effective September 2007.
A number of California's influential workers' comp judges and attorneys are on the committee. Applicant attorneys a
CHINA EXPANDS, AMERICA CONTRACTS
American workers are seeing their rights contract. California's 2004 workers' comp reform is but one example of a multi-state trend toward lesser benefits. Two-tier wage packages, shrinking healthcare coverage, no-strike contracts, vanishing pension funds....these are all examples of trend
TOP 10 EVENTS IN CALIFORNIA WORKERS COMP IN 2ND QUARTER 2007
Perhaps you haven't been paying attention. Too busy following the national immigration reform debate, which resulted in implosion of the grand legislative bargain? Or perhaps you're a techie who's been obsessed by the marketing drumbeat for the holy grail tech fetish object, the iPhon
IS THAT DOC GOOD WITH A KNIFE?
We can check Barry Bonds' batting average every day. Heck, with a few clicks we can see how Minnie Minoso or Mickey Mantle did in the 1960's.
But would it be a good thing if we could get the batting average of surgeons? Or psychiatrists? Or lawyers? A study just unveiled of hear
YESTERDAY IN SACRAMENTO
My last post described hearings to be held at the California Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee yesterday on several comp bills.
Here are the results:
AB 1073 (sponsored by Pedro Nava of Santa Barbara) cleared the committee on a 3-2 vote. This bill would loosen the
TOMORROW IN SACRAMENTO
Tomorrow there will be State Senate committee hearings on several workers' comp bills I have been following. As the legislative process moves along toward its usual August conclusion, it is time for these bills (which originated on the Assembly side and which have already cleared the Assembly)
A FAREWELL ADDRESS
Goodbye, Mr. W. No, no, not that W! Not the Dubya who resides in Crawford, Texas and near the Potomac.
The goodbye is to Melvin Witt, longtime editor and publisher of the California Workers' Compensation Reporter. For many years the CWCR has been the go-to source for monthly updates
The Fourth of July. From the East Bay hills I've just finished watching spectacular displays at San Francisco's distant Crissy Field and the closer booms over the Berkeley marina.
Who creates fireworks in the comp system? Is there a group that is cre
SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS
The Odyssey, the ancient epic poem of the Greek poet Homer, tells the heroic tale of sailors navigating through the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, encountering fantastic beasts and nightmarish dangers. The Sirens. The Cyclops...and more.
Workerscompzone has been in Italy this past week. H
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