RPNA Wins Two Cases Against Travelers Insurance

Precedential Decisions Void More Unfiled Workers’ Comp Side Agreements. In RPNA’s continuing efforts to serve its local and national employer clients, we are proud to have just won two precedential decisions from the California Department of Insurance (CDOI). Both well-reasoned decisions, which are more than 50 pages long, are signed by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.

Nick Roxborough Advocates Greater Transparency, Protection For Employers

RPNA’s Nick Roxborough stated, in a recent WorkCompCentral article, that the California Department of Insurance’s pending rules to establish minimum financial strength requirements for carriers writing large-deductible policies falls short in providing transparency to employers regarding how carriers calculate collateral. To illustrate his point, Roxborough cited the case of one of his clients, Pacific States…

Roxborough Serves To Preserve Historic Heart of Los Angeles

Nick Roxborough joined Olvera Street merchants and city officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 25 to celebrate the restoration of the 1932 Olympic Cottage. The historic structure was built to house athletes during the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and was later donated to Olvera Street in 1933. Roxborough was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and…

RPNA Challenges Carrier For Continued Pattern of Illegal, Bad Faith, and Punitive Conduct

Once again, RPNA is challenging Zurich Insurance Company for subjecting employers to out-of-state arbitrations, over collateralization, and overpayment for coverage due to poor claims handling. In this new case, Zurich increased its collateral requirement more than seven-fold for Pacific States Industries’ (PSI) large deductible workers’ comp program after learning the company was moving its program…

Important Employer Takeaways in Serrano v. Aerotek Decision

Not only can staffing agencies take a breath of relief with the recent California appellate decision in Serrano v. Aerotek, but all employers can benefit by the guidance this decision offers as it applies to meal break. In Serrano, the employee plaintiff sued Aerotek, a global recruiting and staffing agency, and Bay Bread, the worksite employer, for…

RPNA Wins Victory for California QMEs In Settlement Agreement with the California Department of Workers’ Compensation

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) reached settlements in the cases Dr. Howard, et al. v. DIR, DWC, Christine Baker, et al. (collectively “DWC”) and Dr. Botros, et al. v. DWC, agreeing to abandon its interpretation of billing rules which the agency wrongfully imposed starting in 2016 and used to deny doctors reappointment as qualified…