(a) A party may present to the presiding workers' compensation judge of the district office having venue a petition to stay an action by another party pending a hearing.
(b) Each district office will have a designee of the presiding judge available to assign petitions for stay from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on court days.
(c) A party who walks through a petition to stay an action shall provide notice to the opposing party or parties no later than 10:00 a.m. of the immediately preceding court day. This notice shall: (1) state with specificity the nature of the relief to be requested by the petition to stay; and (2) state the date, time, and place that the petition to stay will be presented. A copy of the petition to stay shall be attached to the notice. The notice shall be given by either fax or e-mail. If notice by fax or e-mail fails, or if an opposing party's fax number or e-mail address are unknown, notice shall be given in the manner best calculated to expeditiously and timely advise the opposing party of the information set forth in subdivisions (c)(1) and (c)(2), including notice by phone or by overnight mail or delivery service. First-class mail shall not be utilized for notice of a petition to stay an action.
(d) A petition to stay an action shall be accompanied by a declaration regarding notice stating under penalty of perjury:
(1) the notice given, including the date, time, manner, and name of the party informed;
(2) the relief sought; and
(3) whether opposition is expected. In addition, if the petitioner was unable to give timely notice to the opposing party, the declaration under penalty of perjury also shall state that the petitioner in good faith attempted to inform the opposing party but was unable to do so, specifying the efforts made to inform the opposing party.
(e) Upon the receipt of a proper petition to stay an action, the presiding judge or his or her designee shall, in his or her discretion, either:
(2) grant a temporary stay and set the petition for a formal hearing; or
(3) set the petition for a formal hearing, without either denying the petition or granting a temporary stay.