Insurance Journal Features RPNA’s Recent Victory For California Workers’ Comp Policyholders

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…

Drew E. Pomerance to Speak at CalCPA on Oct. 25

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…

RPNA To Speak At Staffing Industry Event

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…

RPNA Wins First Precedential Decision of its Kind in California

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…

How Do Your Pay Stubs Measure Up?

Check your pay stubs for compliance with California Labor Code Section 226. The latest trend in lawsuits against employers revolves around violations of CA Labor Code section 226 (the pay stub statute). Under previous law, if an employee, or class of employees, wanted to pursue a claim for violation of section 226, they had to…

RPNA Attorney Joseph Gjonola on KABC’s Gurvey’s Law

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…

RPNA’s Nicholas Roxborough featured in California Lawyer Magazine

RPNA’s Nick Roxborough Offers Expert Advice on Workers’ Compensation Side Agreements Arbitration clauses contained in side agreements to workers’ compensation policies have been a hotbed of controversy for years and a topic of focus in the June issue of California Lawyer. In his article titled “Side Agreements Derailed,” RPNA Partner Nicholas Roxborough takes a close…

RPNA’s Joseph Gjonola featured in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine

RPNA’s Joseph Gjonola Advises Employers on the Role of the Workers’ Compensation Defense Counsel Joseph Gjonola, featured on the cover of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine, talks about the role of the workers’ compensation defense attorney in his article titled “Working Relationships.” He advises employers that workers’ comp defense attorneys typically do not work for employers…