California DWC and WCAB Announce Hearing and Filing Updates in Response to Coronavirus

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced today that the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) will limit court appearances “to protect the health and safety of our staff and the community,” hearing only expedited hearings on a revised schedule. Filing deadlines have also been revised and extended.

The DIR noted in their statement that 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.