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  • Blog Icon Published January 5, 2022

    Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) New Updated Final Rules In Effect Beginning January 1, 2022

    Califonia’s Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) has formalized its Rules of Practice and Procedure regarding remote hearings, electronic filing and service which were developed during the COVID pandemic, resulting in some new and updated rules. The new rules are effective January 1, 2022 and signal a shift to a more paperless (electronic) process for documents being served by both the court and by the parties.

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  • Blog Icon Published December 16, 2020

    California WCAB Suspends Rule on Assignment of Walk-Through Cases

    In an en banc decision Tuesday morning, California’s Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) suspended WCAB Rule 10789(c), which requires that each district office have a designee of the presiding judge available on court days to assign walk-through cases, citing the ongoing state of emergency and marking a shift from the current “e-file only” approach. This allows district offices to schedule their own timeframes based on staffing and safety.

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