Workers Comp

Lt. John Pike of the UC Davis Police has been placed on administrative leave for pepper spraying nonviolent protesters on November 18, 2011. (CBS)

Ex-Cop In UC Davis Pepper Spraying Reaches $38k Settlement With School

The former police officer who gained national attention after video of him surfaced pepper-spraying University of California, Davis students during an Occupy rally has reached a settlement with the university on a worker’s compensation claim related to the incident.

10/23/2013

Kendall Hunter #32 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by DeMarcus Van Dyke #38 of the Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park on August 20, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Calif. State Senate OKs Limits On Worker Comp For Pro Athletes

The state Senate has approved a bill to prevent professional athletes who spent most of their careers with teams in other states from filing workers’ compensation claims in California.

09/06/2013

A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

Cop In UC Davis Pepper-Spray Incident Seeks Workers Comp

The former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at UC Davis is appealing for worker’s compensation, claiming he suffered psychiatric injury from the 2011 incident.

07/25/2013

A still frame from surveillance video shows a Muni driver confronting 25-year-old passenger Matthew Lopez on November 24, 2010. (SF Public Defender's Office)

Tourist Acquitted Of Attacking SF Muni Driver Who Later Got Worker’s Comp

Surveillance video from a San Francisco Muni bus has exonerated a Southern California tourist accused of assaulting the bus driver, who received more than a year’s worth of workers compensation for injuries he falsely claimed he received from the tourist.

07/10/2013

An injured 49er is attended to on the field. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Limit Workers Comp For Professional Athletes

The National Football League and other professional leagues favor legislation by Central Valley Assemblyman Henry Perea to close what they see as a loophole that athletes with tenuous connections to the state to file for what’s known as cumulative injuries that occur after years of playing.

07/10/2013

An injured 49er is attended to on the field. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Pro Athletes Fight Limits On California Workers’ Comp

Former professional athletes who have battled countless injuries since they left the game on Monday criticized proposed legislation that would restrict players from collecting workers’ compensation benefits in California.

04/15/2013

An injured 49er is attended to on the field. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Injured Athletes Cashing In On California Workers’ Compensation

Pro athletes, many representing out-of-state teams, have been awarded millions of dollars from the California Workers’ Compensation program over the last three decades, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

02/25/2013

(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Ex-Kink.com Employees Allege Culture Of Indimidation, Exclusion At SF Porn Factory

Kink.com, the San Francisco-based pornography production house based out of the old Armory Building, is facing allegations from former models that they have been denied worker’s compensation and have offered hush money in exchange for keeping quiet about injuries, according to a report in SF Weekly.

02/20/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Leading State Democrat Praises Accomplishments Of Legislative Session

The legislative session that recently ended turned out to be one of the most productive periods for the California legislature in decades, said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.

09/06/2012

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