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A BREAK ON THE HORIZON

This month California has been wet, to say the least.  An unrelenting series of storms has pounded our state since the end of December, leaving

‘TWAS THE NIGHT

As our calendar year comes to an end, we hope that you all reflect on the promise that 2022 has brought to each of our

A NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER

On August 3, 1990, President George H. W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month, which is now more commonly

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

SB 1127 – Changes to Labor Code Sections 4656, 5402, 5414.3 AB 1751 – COVID-19 Presumption and Updates SB 1127 On September 29, 2022, Governor

IN CELEBRATION OF OUR ANCESTORS

National Hispanic Heritage Month initially began as a weeklong celebration in 1968, under President Lyndon Johnson.  In 1988, President Ronald Reagan extended this from September

A LABOR OF LOVE

Wherever you stand on the pumpkin spice latte debate, we can all agree that fall has arrived.This month, we also celebrate Labor Day, which became

SUMMER TRENDS

With the end of summer fast approaching, we hope that you all have had ample time to step away from your desks to soak up

HAPPY 246TH BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

We at Mullen and Filippi hope you gathered around friends and family for a safe and healthy Independence Day Weekend.  With the cookouts and festivities

IN RECOGNITION OF FREEDOM

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation and has been celebrated in various parts of the country since 1865. 

MAY WE TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Since the start of the pandemic, millions of people have felt the toll of stress, isolation, and uncertainty on

HAPPY 246TH BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

We at Mullen and Filippi hope you gathered around friends and family for a safe and healthy Independence Day Weekend.  With the cookouts and festivities

IN RECOGNITION OF FREEDOM

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation and has been celebrated in various parts of the country since 1865. 

MAY WE TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Since the start of the pandemic, millions of people have felt the toll of stress, isolation, and uncertainty on

WITH EQUITY COMES JUSTICE

In a historic first, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the first black woman to sit on

LOOKING BACK, HEADED FORWARD

It has been two years since the governor put in place stay-at-home orders, and it is surreal to reflect on the transformation our society has

A TIME TO REMEMBER

February is Black History month, a time to acknowledge the importance of black history and focus our attention on the contributions of African Americans in

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

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

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

“When the walls come tumblin’ down” – The Case of Applied Materials and the Effect of Treater Misconduct

The Applied Materials case is a history of worker’s compensation theory and application since 1983 starting with Le Beof, then Western Growers and going through Hikida and resting with Fitzpatrick. The bottom line is that the system failed this injured worker by having an unprofessional physician handle the treatment for this applicant; the rest is left for history.

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.