Julius Young scours the news and analyzes political developments every week for updates on workers’ compensation law. He’s been doing it for three years, having closely watched the “upheaval” created by workers’ compensation reforms in 2004. “I saw a space where some of the other types of commentators or journals dealing with workers’ comp weren’t covering it in the way it should be covered,” says Young, a partner at Oakland’s Boxer & Gerson.
Young’s perspective, and more accolades, after the jump.
“There’s other places people can go for information,” Young told Legal Pad. “But some of them are not free and don’t really focus on it from the standpoint of the disabled worker or someone who’s working for the disabled worker.”
Lately, Young has turned his (proverbial) pen to the issue of how cash-strapped the state’s unemployment insurance fund is. He’s also written about national health-care reform and monitored developments in workers’ compensation law.
LexisNexis called the blog “the citizen watchdog of California workers’ compensation politics,” commending its coverage of the “ongoing battle over workers’ compensation rates in California as evidenced by a Sacramento Business Journal article, which quoted Workers Comp Zone for its criticism of the Workers’ Compensation Rating Insurance Bureau.”
— Kate Moser