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LFLM Workers’ Compensation Newsletter – February 2022

LFLM is proud to share our new LFLM February 2022 Workers’ Compensation Newsletter 

Our Articles in this edition of the Newsletter:

COVID-19 in the Workplace: Current Trends and Legislation

The COVID-19 pandemic remains a significant challenge in California.  As of December 2021, California experienced the fastest increase in COVID-19 cases during the entire pandemic with 18.3 new cases per 100,000 people per day, and case rates increasing nine-fold within two months.  At that time, the Delta variant was the most common variant causing those infections, but as of January 2022, the Omicron variant surpassed the Delta variant, accounting for more than 99.5 percent of new infections in the United States.

In response to the ongoing pandemic, laws and guidelines related to workplace safety continue to change rapidly.  This article covers current California guidance on workplace masking, testing, quarantining, returning to work and supplemental sick pay as well as recent cases involving workplace rules and liability and California Senate Bill 606 which creates two new categories of employer occupational violations and puts employers at enhanced risk of incurring monetary fines.

Read more of this article here (Download our Newsletter) or Online (via our website)

Written By:

Brian G. Calcagno, Esq. of our LFLM-San Francisco Office



PARMA Conference
February 28 – March 2, 2022
Disneyland (Anaheim, CA)
Platinum Sponsor / Booth 209

Marc Leibowitz (Partner, LFLM San Diego) & Rob Cutbirth (Partner, Freeman, Mathis & Gary) presenting: “Challenging Employees and Claims in the New Workplace”

Monday, February 28 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Vicki Lindquist (Partner, LFLM Oakland) & Tyrone Spears (Division Chief, City of Los Angeles), & Dr. Ron Heredia presenting: “When the Carnival of Life Leads to a Claim of PTSD: A Guide for Rebutting & Defending Against this Presumption”
Tuesday, March 1 10:45am – 12:15pm

Kate Lozano (Partner, LFLM San Francisco) & Amy Shen (Boxer & Gerson), & Nick Corso (Vocational Expert) presenting: “What’s Work Got to do With It?: Emerging Law and Litigation Over Vocational Apportionment”
Wednesday, March 2 9:00am – 10:15am

Macro Pro & Friends Webinar
March 3, 2022

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Omar Behnawa (Managing Partner, LFLM Anaheim) presenting: “Overcoming Settlement Barriers Utilizing MSA, Structured Settlements, and Professional Administration”
Thursday, March 3 11:00am

EWC Conference
April 28, 2022
Huntington Beach, CA
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Omar Behnawa (Managing Partner, LFLM Anaheim) presenting: “Creative Settlements”

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June 8 – 10, 2022
Disneyland (Anaheim, CA)
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