Workers’ Comp Executive featured RPNA’s recent win for 63 farm labor contractors, ensuring they can continue to self-insure their workers’ compensation. The article highlights how this final DIR decision ends a year-long fight which began when OSIP moved to “revoke the companies’ certificates to self-insure claiming it was required to so under the terms of…Details
Los Angeles employers’ rights firm Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani, LLP announced today that Nicholas Roxborough and Ryan Salsig secured a win for their clients in a case against the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Office of Self Insurance Plans (OSIP), who had sought to revoke the certificates of consent to self-insure of licensed California farm labor contractors Esparza Enterprises, Inc.; Valley Harvesting & Packing, Inc.; and affiliate members of California Farm Management Inc. (CFM), a self-insured group (SIG) managed by Self-Insured Solutions. All told, OSIP had sought to revoke the certificates of consent to self-insure of sixty-three different farm labor contractors based solely on their status as licensed farm labor contractors.Details
Workers’ Comp Executive recently studied the issue of whether or not the Division of Workers’ Compensation is biased against RPNA client Electronic Waveform Labs, maker of the H-Wave electronic stimulation device.
According to the article, the dispute stems from the proposed update of the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule’s chronic pain guidelines and the development of a new section on opioids, where electroanalgesia, or H-wave therapy, is eliminated. The proposed regulations as amended either preclude the use of the device to treat injured workers in California or impose such a burden as to make it impractical for a doctor to recommend its usage.Details
Nicholas Roxborough spoke at the CWC & Risk Conference at the St. Regis Monarch Beach hotel in Dana Point on October 1. More than 1,500 risk management professionals convene to learn from industry experts about cost containment solutions for employers, identify best practices, and network.
The highly interactive session, titled “Employers, Brokers, Attorneys and TPAs–Saving Millions of Dollars With a Winning Team,” will share insights on:Details
A recent article in Business Insurance touched on new Labor Department guidance on classifying workers as employees versus independent contractors, which is expected to increase litigation against employers. Experts recommend that firms, particularly those with a significant number of independent contractors, conduct an audit now to ensure they are classified properly under the Fair Labor…Details
Business Insurance conferred with RPNA Managing Partner Drew E. Pomerance about last week’s U.S. District Court ruling that granted Uber drivers class action status. “I can’t say that I’m surprised in light of other rulings on the issue,” he commented in a recent article. “I think courts are going to do everything they can to…Details
The August 7 issue of Insurance Journal highlighted the recent decision in RPNA’s case Zurich American Insurance Company v. Country Villa Service Corp., which stated that Zurich cannot enforce side agreements that were not filed with the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB). The article, titled “Court Decision May Impact Workers’ Comp Side Agreements in…Details
On October 26, 2015, managing partner Drew E. Pomerance will be speaking to CalCPA members on workers compensation issues relevant to the CPA’s or financial professional’s practice. Drew’s discussion will help the CPA/Business Advisor assist their clients in uncovering hidden fees, by knowing what questions to ask the broker and where to look. Workers compensation…Details
RPNA partners Drew Pomerance and Michael Adreani will be discussing the latest trends in wage & hour law and employer liability at the upcoming Owners Only Retreat, the most exclusive annual forum for owners of all sectors of California’s staffing industry. Hosted by the California Staffing Professionals, the forum convenes industry leaders for three days…Details
Drew Pomerance was recently invited to join the Fellowship of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) based on his accomplishments in litigation and trial work, professional excellence, and integrity. The LCA is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.Details
Ruling States Unfiled Workers’ Comp Side Agreements Are Unenforceable RPNA attorneys Nicholas Roxborough and Ryan Salsig won a huge victory for California workers’ comp policyholders with the recent Federal Court decision stating Zurich can’t enforce side agreements that were not filed with the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB). What makes the July 9 decision…Details
Joseph Gjonola was a guest on KABC’s Gurvey’s Law, a radio talk show about “the intersection of law and life.” On June 6, 2015 he spoke on the topic of bad-faith insurance handling in the workers’ compensation cases, and the problems with “utilization review” that prevent injured workers from receiving medical treatment. Joseph Gjonola (introduced at approximately 31 minutes into…Details