§ 110 As used in this chapter:(a) “Appeals board” means the Workers’ …
§ 111 The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, consisting of seven members, …
§ 112 The members of the appeals board shall be appointed by the Governor …
§ 113 The Governor shall designate the chairman of the appeals board from …
§ 115 Actions of the appeals board shall be taken by decision of a majority …
§ 116 The seal of the appeals board bearing the inscription “Workers’ …
§ 117 The administrative director may appoint an attorney licensed to …
§ 119 The attorney shall:(a) Represent and appear for the state and …
§ 120 The administrative director and the chairman of the appeals board may …
§ 121 The chairman of the appeals board may authorize its secretary and any …
§ 122 The administrative director shall appoint a medical director who …
§ 123 The administrative director may employ necessary assistants, …
§ 123.3 Any official reporter employed by the administrative director shall …
§ 123.5 (a) Workers’ compensation administrative law judges employed by …
§ 123.6 (a) All workers’ compensation administrative law judges employed …
§ 123.7 The appeals board may, by rule or regulation, establish procedures …
§ 124 (a) In administering and enforcing this division and Division 4 …
§ 125 The administrative director shall cause to be printed and furnished …
§ 126 The Division of Workers’ Compensation, including the administrative …
§ 127 The administrative director may do all of the …
§ 128 The appeals board may accept appointment as deputy commissioner …
§ 129 (a) To make certain that injured workers, and their dependents …
§ 129.5 (a) The administrative director may assess an administrative …
§ 130 The appeals board and each of its members, its secretary, assistant …
§ 131 Each witness who appears by order of the appeals board or any of its …
§ 132 The superior court in and for the county in which any proceeding is …
§ 132a It is the declared policy of this state that there should not be …
§ 133 The Division of Workers’ Compensation, including the administrative …
§ 134 The appeals board or any member thereof may issue writs or summons, …
§ 135 In accordance with rules of practice and procedure that it may adopt, …
§ 138 The administrative director may appoint a deputy to act when he or …
§ 138.1 The administrative director shall be appointed by the Governor with …
§ 138.2 (a) The headquarters of the Division of Workers’ Compensation …
§ 138.3 The administrative director shall, with respect to all injuries, …
§ 138.4 (a) For the purpose of this section, “claims administrator” …
§ 138.5 The Division of Workers’ Compensation shall cooperate in the …
§ 138.6 (a) The administrative director, in consultation with the …
§ 138.7 (a) Except as expressly permitted in subdivision (b), a person …
§ 139.2 (a) The administrative director shall appoint qualified medical …
§ 139.21 (a) (1) The administrative director shall promptly suspend, …
§ 139.3 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, to the extent those services …
§ 139.31 The prohibition of Section 139.3 shall not apply to or restrict any …
§ 139.32 (a) For the purpose of this section, the following definitions …
§ 139.4 (a) The administrative director may review advertising copy to …
§ 139.43 (a) No person or entity shall advertise, print, display, …
§ 139.45 (a) In promulgating regulations pursuant to Sections 139.4 and …
§ 139.47 The Director of Industrial Relations shall establish and maintain a …
§ 139.48 (a) There is in the department a return-to-work program …
§ 139.5 (a) (1) The administrative director shall contract with one …
§ 139.6 (a) The administrative director shall establish and effect …

Terms Used In California Codes > Labor Code > Division 1 > Chapter 5

  • Administrative director: means the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation. See California Government Code 12580
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appeals board: means the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. See California Government Code 12580
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: means the Division of Workers' Compensation. See California Government Code 12580
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Medical director: means the physician appointed by the administrative director pursuant to Section 122. See California Government Code 12580
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • natural resource: includes land, water, air, minerals, vegetation, wildlife, silence, historic or aesthetic sites, or any other natural resource which, irrespective of ownership contributes, or in the future may contribute, to the health, safety, welfare, or enjoyment of a substantial number of persons, or to the substantial balance of an ecological community. See California Government Code 12605
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, company, district, county, city and county, city, town, the state, and any of the agencies and political subdivisions of such entities. See California Government Code 12604
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Pro per: A slang expression sometimes used to refer to a pro se litigant. It is a corruption of the Latin phrase "in propria persona." Source: U.S. Courts
  • Qualified medical evaluator: means physicians appointed by the administrative director pursuant to Section 139. See California Government Code 12580
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • state agency: includes every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, and commission. See California Government Code 11000
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.