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January 25, 2021 – News Podcast


Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Supreme Court Rules Dynamax Decision Applies Retroactively. Lowe’s Faces Class Action for Sick Pay Miscalculation. 5,000 California Prison Inmates Filed Fraudulent Unemployment Claims. Fresno Construction Worker Charged With Comp Fraud. Former Firefighter to Serve 90 Days and Pay $130K for Comp Fraud. NCCI Economic Briefing Shows Slow Comp Premium Growth. DWC Reviews IBR Performance of 2018-2019. Gallagher Acquires Atlas General Insurance Services in California.

January 18, 2021 – News Podcast


Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Union Asks Supreme Court to Invalidate Prop 22 Gig Measure. Staffing Company Sues for Fraudulent Comp Insurance. WCAB Significant Panel Decision Evaluates Remote Trials. Man Arrested for $3.5M N95 Mask Fraud with Bay Area victims. Camarillo Insurance Brokers Face $687K Premium Fraud Charges. Public Hearing Set for Adoption of COVID-19 Treatment Guideline. CWCI Report Shows COVID Comp Claims Tripled Prior Months. April QME Examination Now In-home by Computer. California COVID Vaccine Distribution Faces Logistical Issues. Martin Brady Appointed CHSWC Chair for 2021.

January 11, 2021 – News Podcast


Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Unapproved Comp Policy Arbitration “Side Agreements” Unenforceable. PhRMA Loses Challenge to California Drug Transparency Law. Ohio AG Claims OptumRX Knowingly Overcharged State. Irvine Diagnostic Lab Pays $358K to Resolve False Claim Charges. Union Head to Serve 12 Years for Stealing Health Plan Funds. DWC Allows Walk-Through Documents at Local Offices. Workplace Deaths (Non-Pandemic) Rose 2% in 2019. L.A. and San Francisco Order $5/hr “Hero Pay” for Grocery Workers. Cal-SARA – a New Non-Profit – Seeks Staffing Agency Reform. SCIF Says Happy New Year With $39M Dividend.

January 4, 2021 – News Podcast


Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Injured Worker $575K Discrimination Jury Verdict Affirmed. EDD Remains Easy Fraud Target – Even From Prisoners. Sacramento Cleaning Company Owner Faces Premium Fraud. Surgeon Facing $29M Fraud Released After Positive COVID Test. Cal/OSHA Targets Meatpacking and Food Processing Employers. 2021 Mileage Reimbursement Rate Declines to 56 Cents. Virtual 28th Annual DWC Educational Conference Date Set. Gig Companies Launch “Prop 22” Type Initiatives in Key States. Feds Approve “Surprise Medical Bill” Ban. Duration of COVID Vaccine Immunity Remains Speculatory.