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Observe these timelines in your workers’ compensation claim

Have you been involved in a workplace accident but are unsure of what to do? Informing your employer should be the first step you take but keep in mind that your worker’s compensation claim is hinged on legal…

Do you qualify for SSDI under the worn-out worker rule?

The Social Security Administration has a very strict standard for disability benefits. If you want to collect disability benefits, you will need to show that your condition doesn’t just prevent you from performing your current job but all…

Is a no-beard rule at work a form of racial discrimination?

Workplace racism is sometimes obvious. There are companies that seem to make hiring and promotion decisions based on race because they only employ people of one race or refused to promote people from certain backgrounds. However, overt racism…

California workplace rights related to employee gender identity

Gender identity has evolved into a controversial topic in employment law. Many people struggle to assert their preferred gender in the work environment. For example, a person born a female but identifying as a male can have a…

Can your employer punish you for claiming workers’ compensation?

Companies across California have to pay for workers’ compensation insurance to protect themselves from liability and their employees from major financial losses. When a worker gets hurt, workers’ compensation can pay for their medical treatment and help cover…

Activision Blizzard makes major changes after lawsuits

Gender discrimination is, unfortunately, an ongoing problem in the country. Some companies continue to discriminate against women and face serious repercussions as a result. On Nov. 2, an updated report about Activision Blizzard indicated that the company’s first…

Does a crush injury qualify you to receive disability benefits?

There are many jobs in which it’s commonplace for workers to use or be surrounded by heavy machinery. This often happens in a warehouse, on a construction site, near a harbor, at a truck depot and in manufacturing plants. One of the…

Employers should have anti-discrimination policies

No employee should ever have to deal with discrimination in the workplace. It’s up to employers to ensure that they have policies in place that protect workers from this type of behavior. The policies have to make it…

3 steps to help you successfully appeal an SSDI denial notice

People often find the application process for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits overwhelming. Some people rush through because the process makes them nervous. Others assume that if they provide diagnostic information they don’t have to go into…

What California workers should know about minimum wage law

California’s minimum wage laws are among the most advantageous in the country. Effective Jan. 1, 2022, the minimum wage will be $15.00 per hour for most people who work for an employer with at least 26 employees and…

Does your company’s dress code include racist hairstyle rules?

Racism and racial discrimination have been a part of American society for so long that people often struggle to identify racism in the workplace if it doesn’t involve racial slurs or overt hatred. Racism isn’t just one person…

Can you get Social Security Disability for headaches?

If you deal with regular headaches, then you know how serious they can be. You may miss work because you can’t come out of a dark room or stand the sound of people around you. Migraines, a specific…

Can employers require you to take a lie detector test?

Employers have a lot of options at their disposal for determining whether an employee is a good fit for their company or not. While they can use background checks and certain testing, most employers can’t use a polygraph…

Activision Blizzard faces lawsuit over gender discrimination

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is facing a lawsuit accusing it of allowing a “frat boy” culture and promoting sexism in the gaming industry. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, or DFEH,…

Gender discrimination has no place in workplaces in the U.S.

In the United States, there are laws that prevent employers from discriminating against their employees or applicants for positions at their companies.Gender discrimination also known as sexual discrimination, is a violation of an applicant or worker’s rights. when…

What protections does California’s Fair Chance Act offer workers?

A person’s mistakes shouldn’t have to follow them for the rest of their life. That includes a criminal conviction. People who have served their time or paid whatever penalties they were given and are now law-abiding Californians should…

California employment law gives you many rights as a worker

People talk about employee rights often, but have you ever wondered what state law says about these rights? We have found that some workers in Southern California have a poor understanding of how they can and cannot be…

3 warning signs of an upcoming wrongful termination

California is an at-will state for employment. Although companies and individuals sometimes execute contracts with one another, state law allows for companies or workers to terminate employment arrangements for any reason or no reason at all. Your at-will…

Could a construction injury leave you with a disability?

Here in Cerritos and the rest of Southern California, the construction industry is booming — but it’s hard, dangerous work that can also lead to permanent injuries and disabilities. Exactly what dangers you may face on the job…

Can your California employer deny you leave after you’re the victim of a crime?

If you’re reading this, then there’s a strong likelihood that you’ve been the victim of some kind of crime, like domestic violence. You likely understand that the best course of action to take once something as traumatic as…

What should you know about psychological evaluations that may be required for SSD benefits?

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or are currently receiving them, then you may have been asked to undergo a psychological evaluation to determine if you qualify or should continue receiving benefits. While you may…

Social Security Disability: Making your initial claim

If you are disabled, you may be able to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance, also known as SSDI. SSDI benefits provide you with a monthly income, so you can focus on your health and live comfortably while…

Is it illegal to discriminate against me at work due to my sexual orientation?

The answer to the above question is yes. Such discrimination is definitely illegal. There are laws that protect people against being discriminated against for a variety of reasons in the workplace in Southern California, as well as throughout…

Are you a victim of ageism at work?

Older employees may feel like ageism is the last acceptable prejudice left in the workplace. People who know better than to mock or denigrate someone because of their race, religion, sexual orientation or disability may have no problem…

Can your employer stop you from filing a workplace injury claim?

If you get hurt while you’re working, one of the first things you need to do is to report that injury to your employer. Your employer then has only a short amount of time to report your claim…

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Christopher Canlas as One of Its Top 100 and Top 25 Workers’ Compensation Trial Lawyers in California

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Christopher Canlas of Canlas Law Group, APLC in Cerritos has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 and Top 25 Workers’ Compensation Trial Lawyers in California, an honor given to only a select group of…

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