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Overview of California Workers' Compensation

Learn about the California Workers' Compensation system from the perspective of all parties—injured workers, employers, claims personnel, and medical and legal providers. Gain an understanding of organizational structure, employment, claims process, decision making, temporary and permanent disability benefits, medical treatment and litigation. Examine new legislation and case law affecting workers' compensation benefits.


Wendy Wermes, BSBA, MAOM, is claims supervisor for Gallagher Bassett Claims Services, where her clients include Michaels and Sherwin Williams. She has more than 20 years of experience with workers' compensation issues, helping to develop Travelers' Best Practice Guides for workers' compensation claims and establishing procedures for Raley's, while with York Risk Services Group, Inc.


Sept. 23-Dec. 2: Tues., 6-9 p.m. (no meeting Nov. 11)


Please provide your email address when enrolling to receive your password. You will receive your password the day after the first class meeting. Be sure to set up your email account to receive email from ""; otherwise, the email with your password may not reach your inbox. If you do not receive your password in the time frame noted, please visit the Online Learning Campus Support Center at Open a new ticket, and select "Password Issues" from the Help Topics.

Technical requirements:

Certain elements of this class will be conducted online. You must have a computer with access to the Internet and an email account in order to complete this course. If you plan to access an online course using an iPad, iPod or an iPhone there are a variety of Flash web browsers available in the App Store that can enable your iPad/iPod/iPhone to view Flash content.


Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St, Sacramento, CA




$725.00 ($775.00 if postmarked after 09/09/2014).

Special Discounts:

10% discount for organizations enrolling three or more people at the same time in the same course. All registrations must be submitted at the same time and fees paid with one check, credit card or purchase order.
10% discount for SEAC and SHRM/SAHRA, NCHRA members


3 quarter units academic credit, X449.8, 30 BRN Hours, 30 MCLE Hours, 30 HRCI Hours

Required textbooks:

California Workers' Compensation Handbook, Thirty-Third Edition by Stanford D. Herlick ISBN 9780769892481. Buy this book from the UC Davis Bookstore.