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CSIMS Media Clips Report 8/9

Thursday, August 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
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WCAB Appointments

On August 8, Katherine Williams Dodd, 29, of Napa, was appointed to the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board to fill a vacant attorney slot. Dodd has served as deputy legal affairs secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. since 2017.


Last month, Brown appointed a high-school classmate, 80-year-old Juan Pedro Gaffney, to the WCAB. As discussed in the coverage on this appointment, this appointment was met with concern as Gaffney has no prior workers’ compensation experience and is not an attorney.


These appointments require Senate confirmation. CSIMS is a stakeholder in the process and appreciates feedback from members on these key appointments.


If you have any comments, please email CSIMS advocates at KP Public Affairs at




Young: State's Top 10 WC Developments, First Half 2018


Around each midyear I look back at what were the top events and trends in California workers’ compensation during the first half.



Brown Appoints Legal Affairs Attorney to WCAB


California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed his deputy legal affairs secretary to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, leaving one vacancy on the board to fill with a little more than four months left as governor.



Lawmakers Want Auditor to Review Timeliness of Care


Two Southern California lawmakers want the state’s auditor to conduct an independent investigation on the timeliness of medical care being provided to injured workers.



Amended Bill Would Require Employers to Provide Notice of Eligibility for $120M Fund Payments


Employers in California would be required to notify the Department of Industrial Relations when a worker receives the job retraining voucher and is thereby eligible for payment from the $120 million Return-to-Work Supplement Program, under amended legislation introduced Monday.



Pure Premium Recommendation on Agenda for WCIRB Meeting


The Governing Committee of California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau could recommend a Jan. 1, 2019, advisory pure premium rate during a meeting Wednesday in Oakland.


The San Diego Union-Tribune

Court rules former Indianapolis Colt ineligible receiver of California workers comp


With the start of the NFL’s 99th season barely a month away, today we tackle how workers compensation applies to cumulative injuries on the field that later result in disability.


Napa Valley Register

Brown appoints Katherine Dodd of Napa to Workers' Comp board


Katherine Williams Dodd, 29, of Napa, has been appointed to the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, a position that pays $153,689 and requires Senate confirmation, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday.



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