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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…

What ‘reasonable accommodations’ must employers provide?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 protects people with physical and mental disabilities throughout all phases of the employment process — from recruitment, to hiring, to pay and opportunities on the job, to firing. However, as many…

Workers’ comp gets tricky when injuries occur during break time

In the state of California, workers are entitled to benefits, including medical expenses and lost wages, if they are injured while working. To many individuals, this seems pretty straightforward—something that should not cause much contention or dispute. Unfortunately, it…

What is a workers’ compensation P&S report?

At a certain point in an injured workers’ “road to recovery” following an injury, he or she will reach a stationary point of improvement. Hopefully, by this time, the worker has achieved a complete recovery, but in some…

When is termination not wrongful?

Getting let go from the workplace is hurtful, and it’s natural to feel like an employer did you a disservice if you are laid off or fired. Many people talk about wrongful termination within the few days following…

Routine documents spark additional filings in discrimination case

In an ongoing case between a former principal and a California school district, new allegations have been added to the suit after a document indicated that the principal had been terminated. The case originated from claims about pregnancy…

Is depression covered under workers’ compensation?

Every state handles workers’ compensation a little differently, but most of us can understand the basic nature of this type of compensation. If you get injured while on the job, workers’ compensation may cover your medical expenses and help cover…

3 times to call an employment law professional

Most employees want to be treated fairly and with dignity in the workplace, and most employers try to create working environments that accommodate such goals. Unfortunately, not all employers pay attention to such details, and even in a…

Taking the high road will bring workers needed benefits

California has a booming marijuana industry generating billions of dollars in revenue. An important part of the maturation process looms in the next year or two, as the industry will be transformed by regulation into a wholly legitimate…

Filing a workers’ compensation claim in California

People generally do not intend to get injured. When they are injured it can be a frightening experience. Not only can an injury have a long-term impact on their ability to continue working, but it can also affect…

New Workplace Safety Rules Under The Trump Administration

Employers are not simply morally obligated to provide their workers with a safe environment, there are safety guidelines in place that are strictly regulated by the government. Ultimately, employers must adhere to these regulations or risk being fined…

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