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Release Number: 2021-CH-08
May 24, 2021

California Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon Appoints Nicholas Roxborough as New Commissioner

OAKLAND — The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) announces the appointment of Nicholas Roxborough to the Commission by Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon. Roxborough is appointed as an employer representative to serve on the Commission through December 31, 2021.

Roxborough is the co-managing partner of Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani, LLP, and specializes in representing insured and self-insured employers as well as large stakeholders in complex workers’ compensation insurance and regulatory issues.

He received his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern School of Law in Los Angeles, studied at the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, Austria, and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

A total of eight (8) Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and the Legislature. Labor Code 75 establishes that two of the employer members and that two of the labor members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor for a sub-total of four (4) members. The Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint one employer and one labor representative for a sub-total of four (4) members. Additional information about CHSWC’s Commissioners is posted online.

CHSWC is charged with examining the health and safety and workers' compensation systems in California and recommending administrative or legislative modifications to improve their operation. The commission was established to conduct a continuing examination of the workers' compensation system and of the state's activities to prevent industrial injuries and occupational illnesses and to examine those programs in other states.

Information about CHSWC is available on the CHSWC website. Information may also be obtained by writing to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, 1515 Clay Street, 17th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612; by calling (510) 622-3959; by faxing a request to (510) 286-0499; or by email to chswc@dir.ca.gov. Please note that postal service may be subject to delays. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, CHSWC public meetings will be held online until further notice.