SRTK Shareholder David Chun will be featured as a speaker as part of a panel discussion on return-to-work considerations for COVID-19 long-haulers, to be held Wednesday, June 23rd, from 9:00am to 10:30am PDT. Join Dave and other industry experts for an in-depth discussion of the complex issues surrounding individuals with long-term symptoms resulting from coronavirus infections.
Harbiks Garabedi, of SRTK’s Woodland Hills office, was recently named to Thomson Reuters 2021 Southern California list of Super Lawyers “Rising Stars.” The list recognizes the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state, across more than 70 practice areas, who are either under 40 or have been practicing for less than 10 years.
SRTK is pleased to invite you to a virtual cookout event, sharing ideas, tips and tricks for getting your grill game on point for Father’s Day and July 4th! Get your barbecue on and join us, along with DentalWorks USA, EWC Conference, and Macro-Pro for this special lunchtime get-together with your workers’ compensation colleagues!
Injury from voluntary participation in off-duty recreational, social, or athletic activity not constituting part of work duties is not compensable pursuant to LC §3600(a)(9). The exception is where the activity is a reasonable expectancy of, or is expressly or impliedly required by the employment:
(1) The employee must subjectively believe that the participation is expected and
(2) His/her belief must be objectively reasonable.
See Ezzy v. WCAB 48 CCC 611 where the injured worker’s belief that participation in a work-sponsored softball game was required was objectively reasonable. The facts include that she was the only female law clerk; there was no posted statement by the employer that the participation was voluntary and supervisors told her they needed four women to play so as not to forfeit the games.
Liens filed by Vital Imaging, San Diego MRI Institute, and Empire Radiology are stayed pursuant to section 4615 of the Labor Code, which places an automatic stay on liens filed by the associated entities charged with fraud. Federal prosecutors are pursuing charges of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, and multiple counts of honest services mail fraud, in a kickback scheme that they allege to have generated almost $300 million in charges stemming from illegal referrals and kickbacks.
The defendants, including two law firm employees, face allegations that they conspired to misuse and misappropriate Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit vouchers, defrauding 20 separate insurers of over $330,000, in part with illegal kickbacks.
The charges include conspiracy to commit a crime, insurance fraud, and referral of clients in return for compensation, and activate section 4615 of the Labor Code, which places an automatic stay on liens filed by the associated entities charged with fraud.