Governor Jerry Brown just signed SB 863, a big workers' compensation reform package, supported by the Cal. Chamber.
We don't practice in this area, but we know workers' comp. premiums are expensive for employers and administration is employers' responsibility. So, the bill is here. If I see a good summary I will post it as well.
Much of the bill addresses how the workers' compensation appeals board and medical providers will go about their business. The Cal Chamber believes it will result in improved efficiency and reduced fraud. See here. I hope so!