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How does the Americans with Disabilities Act protect me?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect in 1990. Once it did, it made it illegal for all types of employers including labor organizations, staffing agencies, local or state governments and private employers to discriminate against…

A herniated disk can stop you in your tracks

The second you suffer a neck or back injury is the second you’ll realize you require medical assistance. This isn’t typically the type of injury that you’re able to effectively treat on your own. A herniated disk can result…

A long time Commerce postal carrier is struck, killed

A 30-year veteran mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, who also served as pastor at a church in La Mirada, was struck and killed by a motorist in Commerce on Dec. 3. According to a spokesperson with…

A neck sprain is more painful than it sounds

With so many ligaments and muscles in your neck, it’s possible you could suffer an injury at some point. For example, a sprain or tear can occur as the result of a collision, fall or sudden movement. Some…

Heavy lifting can result in a serious injury

Depending on your job, lifting heavy objects may be part of your day-to-day work experience. Back, knee and shoulder injuries are among the most common types of injuries suffered by “blue collar” workers in America. Lifting injuries can…

A television executive accuses Charter, Comcast of discrimination

On Nov. 23, a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit judge in Pasadena issued a ruling that will allow an African-American entrepreneur to continue pursuing a racial discrimination lawsuit against Charter Communications and Comcast. The plaintiff…

An Alhambra newspaper worker is allegedly killed by his co-worker

The 58-year-old China Press founder was shot dead in his newspaper’s Alhambra office, located at 2121 W. Mission Road on Nov. 16. Police dispatch first received a call right before 9:30 a.m. that fateful morning from a man…

2 female Riot Games workers sue for discrimination, lost wages

One former and one current Riot Games employees have sued the developer of the popular “League of Legends” video game for harassment, discrimination and violating California’s Equal Pay Act. Their suit was filed in the Superior Court of…

What’s the best way to treat a broken collarbone?

There are many ways you can break your collarbone. From a slip and fall to blunt force trauma, this bone could break if it’s struck with enough force or in an awkward manner. The diagnosis of a broken…

Color discrimination can be different than racial discrimination

You know that racial discrimination is illegal in the workplace, but did you know that discrimination based on skin color is also prohibited? A lot of times, the two clearly overlap, as skin color is one primary indicator…

Landscapers must protect against a variety of potential accidents

Working as a landscaper is a rewarding job. In the modern American economy, it is one of the few remaining jobs where you can take a picture of your work at the end of the day. But gardening…

What type of neck fracture treatment is best?

A neck fracture is a serious injury that can result in paralysis among various other health concerns. For this reason, immediate medical attention is a must. If there is any possibility of a neck fracture, it’s better to…

Pinched nerve causes and symptoms

Even thinking about a pinched nerve may be enough to make you cringe. If you ever experience this injury, it’s safe to assume you won’t enjoy the pain and discomfort associated with it. A pinched nerve occurs when…

Machinery in the workplace creates risk factors

While big machines in the workplace make hard work easier for everyone involved, they don’t come without a human cost. Unfortunately, there is a safety trade-off that comes with the labor-reducing benefits of large machines. Anything from a…

Tips for reducing the odds of an electrical accident at work

When looking at fatal workplace injuries, did you know that electrocutions come in second overall in the construction industry? They are part of the famous “fatal four,” and they make up 8.2 percent of the fatal accidents on…

Reporting a wage and hour violation: Know your rights

As an employee, there are both federal and state laws in place to protect your legal rights. For example, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is in place to ensure that all employers pay the federal minimum…

Your immigration status doesn’t affect workers’ compensation

People with questionable immigration status often live their lives in fear. Whether you cross the border without proper paperwork or have stayed past the expiration date on your work visa, it is common to worry about the consequences…

A slipped disk requires immediate treatment

You can suffer many types of injuries on the job, with those to your back or neck among the most serious. A slipped disk, for example, can alter your health in many ways. Furthermore, this injury calls for…

Religious discrimination: Things you need to know

Regardless of the company you work for, the industry or your position, you should never run into issues as the result of your religion. Unfortunately, religious discrimination remains a problem throughout the country. Religious discrimination involves treating a…

Follow these tips for safer trenching

Depending on your profession, you may find yourself working in a trench every now and again. In fact, this may be a big part of your job on a daily basis. While trenching and excavating can be safe,…

Electrocution accidents at work are a major concern

Regardless of your profession, you are likely exposed to electrical energy at some point in your workday. For example, if you work in a traditional office, you may have a variety of power cords plugged into a power…

Construction workers: Never forget these ladder safety tips

The longer workers use ladders on their daily job, the higher the statistical likelihood that a fall will occur. Many fall injuries happen simply because workers become too comfortable and complacent as they become more and more familiar…

These construction site injuries are serious and require care

It can be exciting to work in the construction industry, as you never know what each day will bring. However, you should never lose sight of the many potential accidents that could cause serious injury or even death…

Don’t be afraid to appeal a workers’ compensation denial

Although workplace injuries are typically covered by your company’s workers’ compensation insurance policy, there is no guarantee you will receive an instant approval upon making a claim. There are many potential reasons for a workers’ compensation denial, including…

[nap_names id=”FIRM-NAME-2″] Welcomes New Associate Philip Tuyay

Canlas Law Group is pleased to announce the addition of Philip Tuyay as a new associate attorney with the firm’s workers’ compensation department. Philip received his juris doctor from Southwestern Law School and he was admitted to the California…

Riggers: Beware of falls on the job

If you work as a rigger, the fast-paced environment keeps you on your toes at all times. Unfortunately, there are also many risks of working as a rigger — some of which increase during particular activities. For example,…

Yes, hourly workers should receive overtime pay for extra hours

Many people who work in manufacturing, customer service and other fields are hourly workers. As an hourly worker, you have certain rights under both state and federal law. Unfortunately, many employers will not respect those rights unless you…

How will you stay safe while working as a window cleaner?

As a window cleaner, your job responsibilities are clear. Every day, you work high above the city cleaning windows on tall buildings. While you may enjoy your job as a window cleaner, it can be dangerous at times.…

Carpal tunnel syndrome: Receive a diagnosis, get treatment

As someone who uses a computer, day in and day out, it’s possible you could one day develop carpal tunnel syndrome. As a repetitive stress injury, this is something that slowly comes into play over the course of…

What steps should you take after workplace discrimination?

As the victim of workplace discrimination, you may be surprised at the way you’re being treated. Even if you don’t see it coming, you need to take immediate action to ensure that you protect yourself. Here are five…

Beware of these potential workplace accidents and injuries

It doesn’t matter if you work on a construction site, in a warehouse or in a traditional office setting, there are potential disasters lurking around every corner. That may sound a bit severe, but it’s true. You could…

The most common types of warehouse accidents

As a warehouse worker, there’s never a dull moment. Even during off-peak hours there’s always something happening to keep you busy. It’s important to keep a close eye on your surroundings at all times, as there are many types…

What you should do about sexual harassment on the job

Regardless of your position or industry, you must always realize you could be the victim of sexual harassment. This doesn’t mean you should sit around and worry about this unnecessarily. However, if you do find yourself being victimized,…

6 things you can do to prevent a ladder accident at work

Working on a ladder is a way of life for many people. From painters to roofers, there are millions of professionals who spend a good portion of their day working at height. Even if using a ladder is…

Rebecca Hansman receives 2018 [nap_names id=”FIRM-NAME-2″], APLC, scholarship

Christopher J. Canlas, President of Canlas Law Group, APLC, is pleased to announce that Rebecca Hansman has received the firm’s 2018 Legal Scholarship, which was established to recognize outstanding students who are enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. Rebecca…

Could your workers’ compensation claim be denied?

If you suffer any type of injury on the job, there are two things you should immediately do. First, call for medical help and receive treatment and second, inform your employer about your accident and injuries. Taking these…

Workers’ compensation is there for you in the worst of times

You went to work and had a day much like any other. Only this time, your day didn’t end like you’d planned. Just as you were about to clock out for the day, you took on a final…

Your employer should accommodate your work injury on the job

Manufacturing workers risk injury every day at their jobs. All the moving parts and heavy machinery, as well as dangerous or abrasive chemicals are risk factors for employee accidents. Even those who try to do everything they can…

Understanding the Compassionate Allowance program

One thing you should understand as a person looking into obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) is what a compassionate allowance is. The Compassionate Allowances program is designed to help quickly identify a disease or illness, making it faster…

What’s the primary right of workers?

As an employee, you have a right to work in a safe environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) covers most employers and employees in the private sector and provides regulations and oversight to keep workplaces safe.…

Better ergonomics make workplaces safer and more productive

You’ve worked in an office most of your life, and your employer still has the majority of the furniture he opened the business with. Over time, you’ve noticed that what was once a comfortable office has become worn.…

Fatal workplace injuries grow in the United States

In 2016, there were 5,190 fatal occupational injuries recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This was a 7 percent increase in the number of reported fatal injuries in 2015, a significant concern. While the number of…

Hurting on the job: Repetitive strain and its effects

As an employee, it’s important for you to know then you’re able to obtain compensation for workplace injuries. If you’re working day after day at the same job, there is a potential that you could suffer from something…

Disability benefits: The reality of disability in the USA

Social Security Disability is sometimes talked about as if it’s something people don’t deserve or that costs others money, but the reality is that it has a very important place in the United States’ benefit programs for workers.…

Fighting for your job: 3 things to consider

Employees know that the workplace can be a difficult place to be. While employers are supposed to provide a healthy environment for people to work in, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, people face harassment or discrimination, which…

What are some kinds of workplace discrimination?

There are literally dozens of ways a person could be discriminated against in the workplace. From being called names for having a disability to dealing with sexist customers, it would be difficult to name the possibilities. The reality…

Serious head injuries could keep you from returning to work

Workplace injuries are often sudden. You may not have expected to ever get hurt at work, but then you slipped and fell, striking your head. It’s also possible that a piece of equipment or supplies fell, hitting you on…

What rights do you have as an employee?

As an employee, you have a series of rights. When you’re hired, you’re not your employer’s slave. You’re protected by the law in many ways to prevent harassment, discrimination and other problems on the job. Employer-employee relationships can…

Pregnancy: Protected against discrimination

As a woman in the workplace, one of your fears may be that you could lose your job because you want to start a family. Pregnancy is, fortunately, protected under the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) laws…

Harassed on the job: Providing evidence of harassment

If you have ever been a victim of harassment, you know how devastating it is to your life. It doesn’t just stay at work. Instead, it begins to seep over into other parts of your life. For people…

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