Craig Lazzeretti

Craig Lazzeretti is a career journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He spent 25 years with Bay Area News Group (publisher of The Mercury News and East Bay Times) in various roles, including as a business/personal finance editor and an assigning editor on its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire. Since 2018, he has worked as an independent writer and editor, contributing to the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, the sports website and the nonprofit California news site CalMatters, among other outlets. Craig can be reached at [email protected].

Posts by Craig Lazzeretti:


How Will COVID-19 Affect Workers Comp Costs?

That is the million-dollar question – or more accurately, the billion-dollar question – for insurance carriers and employers trying to find their way through uncharted territory with the coronavirus pandemic. The number of states moving to grant workers comp eligibility to frontline and essential workers who fall ill with COVID-19 is growing, and so too, is speculation about how much
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Can I Sue My Employer for Negligence?

It’s tempting for workers injured on the job to assume that the workers compensation system prevents them from suing their employer for negligence. After all, the very premise of  workers  comp is that it’s a “no-fault” insurance system designed to compensate employees quickly and fairly without having to sort through the often-thorny question of “blame.” Employees are guaranteed workers comp
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