IEA Announces Scholarship for Disability Management Courses

IEA Announces CPDM Scholarship If you're thinking of getting specialized in Disability Management but are concerned about financing your tuition, consider applying for IEA's Summer 2022 CPDM scholarship. IEA offers funding equal to tuition for one class ($599) for eligible candidates. What Does "Eligible Candidate" mean? Candidate is in, or interested in, getting into the [...]

DWC Announces In-Person Trials Starting March 21, 2022

Urgent Report DWC Announces In-Person Trials Starting March 21, 2022 On March 9, 2022, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced that in-person hearings will resume starting March 21, 2022, at almost all of the DWC district offices. The only exceptions are Eureka, which is now a completely virtual office, and satellite locations Bishop, Marysville, Chico and Ukiah, which also [...]

How to Navigate Electronic Service

Special Report How to Navigate Electronic Service Effective Jan. 1, 2022, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) amended its Rules of Practice and Procedure to permit electronic service, including via email. That represents a huge change for the practitioner. This article addresses questions we've encountered since the amendment. The New Rules The new rules are [...]

California Supplemental Sick Leave Extended

January 26th, 2022 Eric De Wames, Managing Partner Employment Law Division, Michael Sullivan & Associates, LLP. On Tuesday a deal was struck between Gov. Newsom and California lawmakers to provide a new Supplemental Sick Leave similar to the one that expired on September 30.  Although not yet in final form, here are the components we [...]