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Monthly Archives: January 2021


January 25, 2021 As we continue to struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be light at the end of the tunnel, as California continues with its plan for distribution and administration of approved COVID-19 vaccines. As with all vaccines, there are valid concerns that administration of the shots may have unintended consequences, including allergic reactions.  As a result, questions have arisen as to the compensability of sequelae from the shots given in connection with employment. The rule is well-settled […]

Trial Practice In The Time of COVID-19: WCAB Addresses Objections to Virtual Witness Testimony

January 13, 2021 As we approach the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding shut-downs, we continue to see some of the provisions set forth in the Governor’s Executive Orders gaining support and permanency via statute and case law decisions. The latest development came through the January 12, 2021 Significant Panel Decision of Limin Gao v. Chevron Corp. (ADJ10024232), which addressed Executive Order N-63-20 and objections to electronic testimony at trial. The Board agreed that the Workers’ Compensation […]