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Standards of equality in the workplace

All workplaces in the United States should treat employees with respect and without unlawfully discriminating against them. However, unfortunately, many workers are discriminated against each year. This is why laws have been put in place to deter people…

New labor laws shake up California in 2020

If you already thought that labor laws in California were confusing, hang onto your hat because 2020 is going to usher in some changes that could make things even more complicated. Here’s a brief overview of some of…

An overview of California employee pay rights

All employees in California have the right to a safe and fair working environment. To ensure that this is the case, various state laws have been put into place. If these laws are breached by employers, it can…

Claiming workers’ compensation when pregnant

Being pregnant means that you may have a higher risk of being injured at work. If you have a fairly active job, you may not be able to carry out your normal duties when you are pregnant. For…

Workers’ compensation benefits that you may be entitled to

When an employee is injured while undertaking a work-related activity, any financial damages that they incur as a result will be reimbursed through workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is available to the majority of workers in the United States,…

Should I tolerate pregnancy discrimination at work?

When you become pregnant, you will likely be very excited about everything that the future holds for you. However, you may also be nervous about the way it could potentially affect your career. You should remember that you…

When do I have the right to family and medical leave?

Many workers in California have the right to take job-protected leave under certain circumstances. However, many do not take advantage of their ability to take this leave because they are not fully aware of their rights and are…

Death benefits through workers’ compensation

If you have lost a loved one after a tragic workplace accident, you have probably gone through a wide range of emotions. Dealing with a loss can take a long time to come to terms with, and it…

Your workers’ compensation rights in California

One of the most fundamental rights for workers across the United States is the right to gain compensation for damages when they become injured in the workplace. The vast majority of workers are able to file a claim…

What workers’ compensation benefits could I gain?

Everyone has the right to be reasonably safe when performing work-related activities, but it is not usually possible to file a lawsuit in the event of an injury. If you become injured in your personal life when on…

Claiming workers’ compensation as a small business employee

If you work for a small business, you may be concerned about your employer’s reaction if you need to file a workers’ compensation claim. All employees, no matter the size of the business at which they are employed,…

Common examples of workplace hostility

Employees should be able to feel safe, supported and protected in their workplace. It’s an environment in which they spend a significant portion of their lives, and it’s a place where they should be able to focus on…

What are the common reasons for wrongful termination?

Being unexpectedly fired from your job can be upsetting for several reasons. First, you’ll probably feel offended that your boss believed that your skills and dedication toward your job were disposable. Second, you will likely be feeling financially…

Hip replacement surgery: The timeline is extensive

Hip replacement surgery is often the best treatment for a variety of conditions related to hip joint, ligament or socket problems. For example, if you seriously injure your hip at work, such as in a fall from height,…

The different types of workplace retaliation

As an employee, you are automatically immune from being subject to any type of revenge from your employer. While you could be fired for several reasons, it is not acceptable for you to be fired, or have any…

Workers’ compensation retaliation is a real concern

Filing a workers’ compensation claim should never subject you to retaliation, but it’s a concern among many workers after suffering a job-related injury. Employers often get upset due to the associated insurance cost increases. Since workers’ compensation retaliation…

Financial implications for family of worker killed on the job

Should a family member die on the job in California, what are the implications you face? This is a serious question and one that many people do not consider asking when faced with the death of a loved…

The benefits of hiring a workers’ compensation attorney

Were you injured or sickened on the job? If so, you have a right to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Your employer, if large enough, should participate in this mandatory insurance program in Los Angeles County. These benefits…

Common causes of workplace deaths across the country

You shouldn’t have to fear for your life when you go to work each day. However, there are professions that are inherently dangerous for one reason or another. When you go to work, it’s important that you follow…

Workers’ compensation benefits and losing your job

When an employee is injured or sickened on the job, he or she is eligible for workers’ compensation benefits from their employer. These benefits are paid to the employee while he or she recuperates from their injury or illness. They…

Using Social Security Disability benefits properly

Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) are important for thousands of people every year in California. These benefits are paid to people who are unable to work for at least 12 months because of an illness or an…

How dangerous is the agriculture industry?

Agriculture is one of America’s fundamental industries, employing millions of people across the U.S. According to the CDC, there were about 2,050,000 full-time workers who held jobs in this industry in 2017, the most recent year complete data…

How to properly make a wage claim

Employees deserve to be paid the wages agreed upon in an employment contract. When an employee is not paid the agreed-upon wages, he or she is well within their rights to file a wage claim with the United States…

Explaining Title 7 violations

Every worker should have an understanding of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Why? Title VII protects workers from being discriminated against in the workplace by their employer, co-workers and other members of the workforce. Let’s take…

Workers’ compensation and funeral costs in California

The loss of a loved one is a stressful time in life. It can be an incredibly overwhelming experience if your loved one died while performing their job duties. Many work-related deaths occur because of the negligent actions…

Benefits of knowing first aid on the job

First aid is something that every adult should learn at some point in their lifetime. Why? You may never have to use what you know, but that one time where it is needed, you might save the life…

How to prepare for a Social Security hearing

Having to file for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is a difficult time in your life. You were likely injured on the job, or were diagnosed with an illness that prevents you from working. What can make matters…

Understanding workers’ compensation eligibility in California

If you have been injured at work, you may no longer be physically able to carry out your job tasks. Most workers in the United States can file for workers’ compensation after an injury at work, no matter…

How you can prove employer retaliation

Facing retaliation by your employer is not easy. This can make it very difficult for you to get up and go to work each day. You likely don’t want to face your supervisor and might start burning through…

Spotting the signs of a hostile work environment

There are plenty of problems that arise at work each day for one reason or another. Some of those problems could lead to a hostile work environment. A hostile work environment is a problem for all involved, including…

How to avoid a struck-by accident at work

Accidents at work happen all too often, leaving workers seriously injured or even killing them. One of the fatal four accidents, as labeled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is the struck-by accident. Struck-by accidents can…

Steps to take when injured on the job

When you head off for work each day do you ever consider that you could suffer an injury? This likely isn’t at the front of your mind, but it should be, especially if you work in a dangerous…

Riot Games is sued by California, asked to reveal pay by gender

On June 12, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced that they were suing the Los Angeles-based video game company Riot Games (RG). Their investigation enforcement lawsuit was filed against them for failing to cooperate…

Are serious mental conditions considered a disability?

People often think of disabilities as something physical. A worker injures their back on the job, loses feeling in their legs and can never walk again. Another worker suffers an amputation injury and the damage is so severe…

14 workers die every day and other concerning statistics

In the United States, you have a right to a safe workplace. You deserve a safe space where you get protection from serious injuries and fatalities. By law in most states, your employer must put your safety ahead…

What should you do about a breach of employment contract?

When you sign an employment contract at the time of starting a new job, you do so with the idea that you and your employer will adhere to the terms and conditions. Unfortunately, there are times when this…

How to negotiate severance pay if you’re facing termination

There may come a point when you get wind that you’re about to lose your job. Maybe this comes from the human resources department. Maybe it comes from your direct supervisor. Regardless of how you find out about…

What’s the best way to treat a neck sprain?

Although a neck sprain isn’t the most serious injury, it can cause a good amount of pain and discomfort for an extended period. Furthermore, it’s possible for a neck sprain to prevent you from working. Muscles and ligaments…

Laborers must protect against heat stroke during the summer

Landscapers, day laborers and agricultural workers in California are especially prone to heat stroke this time of year and should take special precautions if their work requires them to remain in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.…

Are you owed back overtime pay?

If you come to find that your employer owes you back overtime pay, don’t hesitate to learn more about your legal rights. Neglecting to take action could cause you to miss out on hundreds of thousands of dollars…

Do you suspect a concussion? Don’t wait to get treatment

Any type of blow to the head can cause a serious brain injury, such as a concussion. For example, if you fall off a ladder at work, it’s possible that you’ll hit your head on the way down…

Don’t forget to follow these ladder safety tips

It’s easy to take ladder safety for granted. This is particularly true if you have many years of experience using a ladder on job sites. While experience is a good thing, it’s no guarantee that you’ll never be…

What’s the best way to treat a herniated disk?

A herniated disk is a serious medical concern that can impact many areas of your life. In addition to the pain and discomfort, this injury may make it impossible to do your job. Fortunately, there are many ways…

Take these steps after an instance of workplace discrimination

If you’re a victim of workplace discrimination, you have two options: You can take action against your employer to protect your legal rights. You can move on with your life without speaking up. While it’s not always easy…

Steps to take after receiving a workers compensation denial

If you are injured on the job, immediately returning to work may be out of the question. The loss or reduction in your income may have a profound effect on your family’s finacial circumstances. It would be rare…

Job termination and your final paycheck: Things to know

When it comes to your professional life, there’s nothing worse than learning that your employment is being terminated. As frustrating and disappointing as it may be, you should immediately turn your attention to protecting your legal rights. In…

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

You don’t think about your elbows often, but if you suffer an injury to this part of your body you’ll realize just how much it impacts you. A broken elbow is one of the most serious injuries you…

Medical treatment for an ankle fracture is necessary

If you suspect that you have a fractured ankle, don’t wait to receive a medical diagnosis. The sooner you do this the sooner you can get on the path to making a full recovery. The treatment you receive…

Are you entitled to severance pay after termination?

There is nothing worse than learning that your employment has been terminated. This will change your life in many ways, with an emphasis on your finances. Fortunately, you may come to find that you are in line to…

Workers’ compensation and retaliation: What to watch for

After an accident at work, it may be necessary to file a workers’ compensation claim for injuries that put you out of work during recovery. Most employers in the state are required by law to carry workers’ comp…

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