Obesity, diabetes not pre-existing conditions that allow for benefits
An injured worker’s diabetes and obesity do not qualify as pre-existing conditions that would allow the New York Special Disability Fund to reimburse her employer for workers compensation benefits, a New York appellate court ruled last week.
Pot Clinic Bans Violate State Law, Calif. High Court Told
Law360, San Francisco (February 05, 2013, 6:35 PM ET) — California cities that ban medical marijuana dispensaries are violating state laws that allow the clinics to operate, a dispensary told the state Supreme Court on Tuesday in a case that could decide the fate of similar bans in 200 municipalities statewide.
Brinker Doesn’t Aid Verizon Wage Class, Calif. Court Says
Law360, New York (February 05, 2013, 4:20 PM ET) — Verizon Wireless won’t face class allegations that it failed to provide workers with meal breaks after a California state appeals court on Monday rejected the plaintiff’s argument that the recent Brinker decision changed the law in his favor.
More Hispanics than whites in California by early 2014, state report says
The number of Hispanics in California will surpass the white population by early next year to become the largest ethnic group for the first time since the state was created, according to a report released Thursday.
California DWC’s TTD Rates For 2013 Announced
Oakland, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) – The minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates for 2013 will increase on Jan. 1, 2013. The minimum TTD rate will increase to $160.00 and the maximum TTD rate will increase to $1,066.72 per week.