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DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2022 - by Debra Tobias
2021-10-26 — DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates Change for 2022 Originally no changes were going to be made, but now the DWC announced that the 2022 minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates will increase on January 1, 2022. The minimum TTD rate will increase from $203.44 to $230.95 and the maximum TTD rate will increase from $1,356.31 to $1,539.71 per week. The CWCI said the steep increase in the state’s average weekly wage is largely the result of a…
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New Jersey Division of Workers' Compensation Announces 2022 Rates - by Robert J. Rejent
2021-10-06 — The New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation has announced the new rates for the year 2022.   The maximum rate for both Temporary Disability and Permanent Partial compensation benefits which were $969.00 per week for the year 2021, both increased to $1065.00 for the year 2022.   The minimum rate for both benefits were $258.00 in 2021, now increased to $284.00 for 2022.   Rates are calculated at 70% of the worker’s average…
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Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed unopposed SB-788 - by Debra Tobias
2021-10-04 — Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed unopposed SB-788 which prohibited apportioning disability to race, gender and other characteristics California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed unopposed Bill 788 that would have prohibited apportioning disability to race, gender and other characteristics. As previously reported on this website on 3/26/2021, Senate Bill 788 was introduced on 2/19/2021 to amend Labor Code Section 4663 to prohibit consideration of race, religious creed, color, national origin, age,…
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Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission issues updates for electronic filing, by Steven Hanna.
2021-09-10 — The Oklahoma Workers Compensation Commission was closed from August 20, 2021 through September 7, 2021. This was to allow a data migration to a new case management system. It is the first step to moving to electronic filing and access to Commission information. In a virtual meeting, the Commission updated attorneys and their staffs regarding changes now in effect. This is the first step in moving towards electronic filing and access to Commission information. Important information from the…
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California DWC Announces Return of In-Person Hearings, by Michael Costello
2021-09-02 — It is official, the Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) has announced ‘in-person’ appearances will resume starting on October 1, 2021. The live appearances will be limited to Trials.  This includes Expedited Hearings, as well as Lien Trials. All other court appearances will continue to be held telephonically.   DWC Hearing Notices will be updated as of September 17, 2021. Testan Law, with multiple locations, is well positioned to provide in person assistance at…
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California’s Proposition 22 (Gig Workers’ Law), which allows companies like Uber and Lyft to treat workers as independent contractors— not employees— has been ruled unconstitutional and unenforceable, by Max Breall.
2021-08-24 — California’s Proposition 22 (Gig Workers’ Law), which allows companies like Uber and Lyft to treat workers as independent contractors - not employees - has been ruled unconstitutional and unenforceable.   On August 20, 2021, a California Superior Court ruled that the law illegally “limits the power of a future legislature to define app-based drivers as workers subject to workers’ compensation law,” adding that “The entirety of Proposition 22 is…
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