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NEW BEGINNINGS

January was named after the Roman god Janus, known as the protector of gates and doorways, who fittingly represented new beginnings.  As we reflect on last year and embrace the changes that came along with it, we look forward to what the future holds.  What is clear is that the opening months of 2022 will


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YEAR END TRENDS

December is the 12th and final month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars.  The origin of its name comes from the Latin word decum, or ten, as it was originally the tenth month of the year in the Romulus calendar, which began in March.  Interestingly, the two-month period following December was a


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OF GRATITUDE AND RATE CHANGES

As we enter the holiday season, we hope that you’re able to spend quality time with your loved ones, whether it be in-person or via Zoom.  November is National Gratitude Month, and we at Mullen and Filippi are grateful for the contributions of each of you.  We wish you a very happy and safe holiday


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PUMPKIN DISPATCH

On October 11, 2021, we celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day, recognizing the timeless contributions and resilience of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians across generations. Mullen and Filippi is pleased to recognize and support all indigenous workers, as we appreciate the diversity that each culture brings to the workers’ compensation community and to our nation.


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CHANGING OF THE GUARD

We, at Mullen and Filippi, would like to thank the former author of this bulletin, Jim Cotter, for his diligence and dedication in creating a useful and enjoyable summary and analysis of all relevant news in relation to the practice of workers’ compensation law.  I will now take up the mantle and look forward to


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IN AUGUST COMPANY

As we head towards the final quarter of the year, much remains uncertain in the ongoing global response to COVID.  With claims increasing again due to the Delta variant (more on that below), we are unfortunately not yet at a place where things are even approaching permanent and stationary, to use a well-known phrase from


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JULY JOTTINGS

We at Mullen & Filippi hope you enjoyed a cookout, some company, and accommodating weather and had a safe and healthy Independence Day weekend.  For those of us with dogs, it can be hoped their month-long nightmare of random fireworks going off at all hours will finally trickle to an end.  This summer we hope


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IN THE WARM CALIFORNIA SUN

IN THE WARM CALIFORNIA SUN California dropped most of its COVID-19 restrictions, effective 6/15/2021, including the tier system that set restrictions by county.  While unvaccinated Californians are still asked to wear masks and the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is still determining what proper workplace policies look like, for the vast majority of Californians


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MAY MUSINGS

MAY MUSINGS We at Mullen & Filippi would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, children of mothers, mothers-to-be (whether soon or in the distant future), and anyone doing the important, often unpaid and underappreciated, work that we can hardly recognize sufficiently with one brunch and a bouquet of flowers.  As a


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TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME – OR ANYWHERE, REALLY

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME – OR ANYWHERE, REALLY As of April 14, 2021, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard (Vaccines – Coronavirus COVID-19 Response (ca.gov) indicated that 19.6% of people are partially vaccinated and that 29.4% of people are fully vaccinated statewide. Although there have been some setbacks, we are solidly


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