At CBE Law Group, we do what we promise, and prove it. Unlike other workers' compensation defense firms, CBE Law Group can actually support its success by tracked case metrics.
CB Everett, Esq. participates in a Q&A interview with Lawyer Monthly, and offers his insight and knowledge on PEOs as it relates to workers’ compensation and employment liability matters.
Labor Code section 4653 dictates that indemnity benefits should be calculated based on the Applicant’s average weekly earnings. The DIR has determined that the State Minimum Wage for 2023 is $15.50. However, on July 1, 2023 some counties are set to increase their minimum wage rates higher than those set forth by the DIR and some employers will need to adjust their payrolls accordingly.
At CBE Law Group we pride ourselves on continuing to stay educated and at the forefront of workers’ compensation legal defense issues. To that end, below is a list of useful workers’ compensation related links. Of course, feel free to contact us if you need any assistance with your workers’ compensation questions.
If the typical workers’ compensation claim was analogized as an Olympic marathon, then the Panel Qualified Medical Evaluator (“PQME”) selection should be regarded as the 100-meter sprint. For purposes of this article, the context involves the situation in which the Applicant is represented by an attorney and the compensability of the claim has been delayed or denied.
Recently, the August 21st deadline passed to reclassify independent contractors for companies including Uber and Lyft, as employees. This deadline was initially ordered by the California Court of Appeals pursuant to Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), which went into effect on Jan 1, 2020. As we all know first-hand, Californians have come to rely on ride-share giants Uber and Lyft--and in our current COVID-world, UberEats, Doordash, and other gig-services provided by independent contractors.
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