California High Court Upholds Workers’ Comp Formula

Law360, New York (May 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a move that could save California employers a lot of money, the state Supreme Court has ruled that employers can continue to use the old formula when calculating workers’ compensation.

The court considered five consolidated cases that came up after 2004 legislation revised the method for apportioning percentages of injury when calculating how much workers’ compensation money an employee should be owed for permanent disabilities.

Although the California Supreme Court had settled upon the calculation method back in 1976 in Fuentes v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals...
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