California DIR, WCAB Rescind COVID-19 Rules Suspension of Timeframes for Reconsiderations, Effective 9/1

The California Department of Industrial Relations Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has issued an en banc ruling, reinstating the requirements and time frames for the WCJ’s Report and Recommendation on a party’s Petition for Reconsideration.  8 CCR 10961(a), 10962(c), 10990(f)(3)(E) and 10995(c)(3), are again effective for all petitions filed on or after 9/1/20. The rules had previously been suspended as of March 18th in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and global pandemic, which had resulted in a state of emergency declared by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Read the full order.