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Who determines if I meet Social Security disability requirements?

When you file your claim for disability benefits in the local Social Security Administration (SSA) office, the purpose of your initial interview is just to determine if you meet the non-medical requirements of disability. The Social Security claims…

An Uber worker says he was fired for reporting sexual harassment

A complaint that was formally filed with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing on May 18, 2017 accuses Uber of having fired him after he approached the company’s human resources (HR) department to question their handling…

When your California workers’ comp claim gets denied

Getting hurt on the job can have a number of unexpected results. You may struggle with the downtime as you recover. You may experience increased tensions with other family members because of your constant presence in the home.…

As an employee, you are guaranteed rights in the workplace

You go to work every day in the pursuit of a career that will support you and give you the income you need to do the things you love. As an employee, there are many rules and regulations…

Did retaliation cost you your job?

You count on your job to survive. You need to pay your bills and get the things you need. Without your job, you can’t do that. Now, you have a problem because you either lost your job or…

Understanding the SGA requirement to receive disability benefits

Under the U.S. federal insurance program, individuals can receive compensation if they are unable to work because of a disability. However, certain requirements must be met before applicants can obtain compensation. The inability to perform “substantial gainful activity”…

Injured during lunch? Your workers’ comp claim could be denied

The last blog post discussed whether employees in the state of California injured during rest periods or lunch breaks were covered under workers’ compensation laws and entitled to benefits. Generally speaking—the answer is yes. Rest periods are part…

Harrowing numbers show the extent of workplace fatalities

Something troubling happened in California in 2015. In one year, 388 workers were killed at work. This means that an average of just over one person left for a work shift and didn’t come home each day of…

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