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April 8, 2020
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April 7, 2020
William J. Saake, Renowned Zenith Insurance Claims Executive, Dies At Age 88. Saake was a powerful figure in claims from the late 1970s until his retirement in 2007.
April 6, 2020
California Division of Workers’ Compensation Cancels Quarterly Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for April 22nd 2020
April 3, 2020
California Division of Workers’ Compensation and WCAB Announce Updated Hearing and Filing Procedures
|California Division of Workers’ Compensation Temporarily Closing San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco Offices|
By Lonce Lamonte and the DWC Newsline - March 17, 2020
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will temporarily close its San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco district offices to protect the health of the public and its staff and to comply with shelter-in-place orders.
The Division’s headquarters office, which includes the Medical Unit, Return-to-Work Supplement Program, Uninsured Employers Benefit Trust Fund and Legal Unit, will also close temporarily.
Staff will work remotely and are available by phone at 1-800-736-7401.
DWC is closely monitoring the situation and will update the public of any changes.
DWC and WCAB announced March 16 that they are limiting court appearances to protect the health and safety of staff and the community, in accordance with numerous public health orders suggesting that public gatherings be limited.
The Bay Area has put a heavy “shelter in place” recommendation out to the public with the advice that restaurants and bars should close. Take-out orders only for restaurants are recommended.
Los Angeles has put out a mandatory order for restaurants and bars to close but is allowing take-out orders. This order was put out by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti yesterday.
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firstname.lastname@example.org, Lonce Lamonte, journalist and editor, with the DIR Newsline release of March 17, 2020