COMES WITH THE TERRITORY?
There's mounting evidence showing that football players are at increased risk for dementia.
Today comes word in the New York Times that the University of Michigan's Institute for Social research has completed a study of former NFL players.
Further studies will be undertaken
POIZNER'S DIRECTIVE BEARS FRUIT
One large problem in California workers' comp has been the inability of the WCIRB to accurately assess workers' comp cost trends.
The WCIRB (Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau) collects data from insurers and makes recommendations on rates to California's Insuranc
A GREAT BOOK
Back to more workers' comp meat and potatoes this week.. but first a few items lingering around the drawer....
Coming back from my Croatia vacation last week, I picked up a book I've been meaning to read.
It's "The Shadow Factory", by James Bamford. Bam
THE REGULATIONS STUDY
Is California unduly burdened by too many regulations? Are we "economically unfree"? Are our laws and tax policies driving away business and investment?
That's the argument made in a study unveiled by the Governor's "Small Business Advocate". It's a stud
(Workerscompzone has been traveling; this is the last in a series from Croatia before returning to more meat and potato issues on workers' comp and employee rights.....)
Dubrovnik.....A study in survival....
Some refer to Dubrovnik as the pearl of the Adriatic. An
A GOOD TIME TO BE GONE
It seems like a good time to be out of the country.
From this little medieval town of Korcula on a small island, purportedly the home of Marco Polo (Venice and Genoa had a whopper of a sea battle near here on September 9, 1298), the antics of modern day Am
MAKING HEALTHCARE REFORM WORK
It's looking grim for "the public option" in healthcare reform.
Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, is a key potential swing vote in the Senate on healthcare reform. Snowe today said there is "no way" a healthcare reform with a public option can pass out of the Senate:
I love the internet.
I can be here in Hvar, Croatia, on holiday, with an espresso in one hand and gelato in the other, meanwhile reading the latest newsworthy bits about California. Cafe wi-fi is sweet.
Yachts pull up and depart, as a steady stream of Italians and Croats from
OPEN TO MAKING A DEAL?
Recently I did a post on reports that surfaced of backroom talks between CHSWC members on a "grand bargain" comp reform. Those talks were leaked on Workcompcentral.com and in an e-blast from CSIMs, and perhaps other places.
CHSWC executive director Christine Baker was quoted as
In case you missed President Obama's healthcare speech tonight, here's the link for you:
The President's plan seems eminently reasonable. His address did a good job of summarizing the need for reform. Listening to it, I could
LESS SPOCKY, MORE ROCKY?
Less Spocky, more Rocky?
That's New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd's prescription for rehabilitating the Obama presidency. Dowd writes that it's time for more Stallone and less of the Vulcan treatment. Vulcans, like Mr. Spock, are cool and show no emotion. Stallone'
PREDESIGNATION BILL HEADS TO THE GUV
A bill to extend the right to predesignate a physician is headed to Governor Schwarzenegger's desk.
The bill SB 186, carried by State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, would extend the right to predesignate, which otherwise sunsets at the end of 2009.
A copy of the bill can be seen here:
TIME TO HONOR WORKERS
It's Labor Day weekend, a time for honoring workers.
What better way for Gov. Schwarzenegger to honor workers this Labor Day than by signing "Taneka's Law", AB 1093?
Taneka Talley was a 26 year old mom of an 8 year old boy when she was stabbed to death in 20
FLASH: ALMARAZ AND OGILVIE ARE HERE
Today the WCAB issued revised en banc decisions in the Almaraz/Guzman cases and in Ogilvie.
In a nutshell, the WCAB has substantially trimmed its prior expansive opinion in Almaraz/Guzman. Doctors will now not be free to go beyond the AMA guides. But they will be able to analogize and use
LOW WAGE WORKERS GET CHEATED
An important new UCLA study presented today documents a disturbing pattern of abuse of low age workers.
The study, done by the UCLA's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (in conjunction with the National Employment Law Project), was funded by a number of foundations. Just
- COMES WITH THE TERRITORY?