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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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GREENER PASTURES

GREENER PASTURES It’s been a year since the governor put in place stay-at-home orders, and it is breathtaking to look back at the drastic transformation our society went through in a single year in order to endure and put in place strategies to prevail over the coronavirus. We started off optimistically enough as people learned


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HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR!

HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR! On February 12, 2021, the Year of the Rat was ushered out and the Year of the Ox was ushered in.  Traditionally, the Year of the Rat is known for being turbulent and fraught, while the Year of the Ox is supposed to be sturdy and reliable, like its beast of


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LOOKING FORWARD

A new year is now underway, and there has been a changing of the guard politically, but yesteryear’s problems still plague us, forgive the grim pun.  There is, however, something human about the cyclical yearning for hope and a thaw after a dark night of the soul.  Of course, the challenges ahead are plain.  The


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NO GRAND FINALE, BUT HOPE ON THE HORIZON

There’s no sugarcoating it – 2020 was a bear of a year.  Collectively as a society, everyone still in some possession of their faculties and sanity is understandably hoping that in 2021 we can finally come up for air after what feels like a year under a wet blanket.


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