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On March 30, the longtime director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, Christine Baker, announced her retirement after 34 years of service. Baker is known for accomplishing major reforms to curb workers’ compensation fraud and reduce painkiller prescriptions. In her retirement announcement letter, Baker wrote, “Since our major reforms to workers’ compensation in 2012, […]

On Monday, investigators attempted to figure out the cause of a Tustin car crash that occurred last week. The accident took the lives of two teenagers and injured five others. Tragically, Jason Anguiano, 17, of Santa Ana passed away on Sunday evening, March 25, at Orange County Global Medical Center. A second teen, Pedro Fuentes […]

According to a study from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute released last month, the number of qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) in California fell 20% between January 2012 and September 2017. QMEs are qualified physicians who are certified by the Division of Workers’ Compensation Medical Unit to examine injured workers to assess disability and write medical-legal […]

Around 10:11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, a motorcyclist passed away in Newport Beach after suffering severe injuries during a crash at an intersection. At the intersection of Irvine Avenue and Orchard Drive, a white 2015 Mazda CX-5 was involved in a crash with the driver of an orange 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 motorcycle. The crash […]

On January 1, 2018, two major changes to California’s family leave laws went into effect. Now, California workers can get paid a higher percentage of their normal income when on family leave, and employees of small businesses can now get unpaid leave. According to these changes, when workers take time off to care for sick […]

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