California DIR, DWC, WCAB Announce Updated Procedures for Hearings and Filings Due to COVID-19

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced today that the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) have released updated procedures modifying their March 16th updates and are extending them through April 10th to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In the statement, DIR notes that this is “to prioritize the health and safety of staff and the public.”
As noted previously, the situation is ongoing, and parties should check the DWC and WCAB websites for updates. The full text of the announcement, including information for filing and scheduled hearings, is available here.