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A California Jury Awards a Sanitation Worker $17.4 Million in Retaliation Case

Posted on: January 16, 2018

The employee was subjected to harassment when he was reinstated after being terminated Consider this scenario: you are wrongfully terminated from your job, and appeal your firing. After being reinstated, your co-workers and others harass you to the point that your health suffers, and you collapse on the job. What would you do? Would you […] read more →

How Tax Reform May Impact Sexual Harassment Cases

Posted on: January 11, 2018

The inability to deduct settlements may impact negotiations In late 2017, Congress embarked on a mission to reform American tax law. These reforms were ultimately signed into law by President Trump in late December 2017. No matter what you may think of these changes to the tax code, they contain some key provisions that impact […] read more →

New Legislation Aimed at Sexual Harassment Lawsuits in California

Posted on: January 8, 2018

The legislation will make prohibit confidentiality provisions in sexual harassment and gender discrimination cases. California has been a hotbed of activity when it comes to sexual harassment and abuse cases, as it was in many respects the starting point of the #MeToo movement. As a result, the California legislature has introduced a bill, Senate Bill […] read more →

Can You Be Fired for Smoking Pot in California?

Posted on: January 5, 2018

Employees may still be terminated for using marijuana on their own time if their employee drug tests. California recently became the eighth state in the country to full legalize marijuana. In other words, Californians can now use pot for both medicinal and recreational purposes, as long as they follow the law with regards to the […] read more →

Are Truck Drivers Eligible for Workers’ Compensation If They’re Hurt on the Job?

Posted on: December 26, 2017

A third party lawsuit or workers’ compensation benefits are two possibilities for recovering for your injuries. In 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report which stated that drivers of heavy trucks and tractor trailers experienced 475 fatal injuries in the preceding year. According to BLS, this was the greatest number of workplace […] read more →

California’s Parental Leave Law Expanded

Posted on: December 22, 2017

The law will protect workers at small companies. Under California law, workers are entitled to job protection under the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA). However, these laws only applied to certain employees — those who work for employers with 50 or more workers. Recently, California Governor Jerry Brown […] read more →

How Long Will Your Workers’ Compensation Case Take?

Posted on: December 19, 2017

While the law sets deadlines, potential delays can stretch a California workers’ compensation case past those deadlines. Being hurt on the job is a challenge for anyone. While the workers’ compensation is a no-fault system that can assist employees in receiving medical coverage, benefits and compensation for their injuries and illnesses, it isn’t always a […] read more →

Why You Need a Residual Functional Capacity Questionnaire If You’re Applying for Social Security Benefits

Posted on: December 14, 2017

Having your doctor fill out this form can be incredibly beneficial to your case. Being approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be a long and difficult process, which often ends in frustration for those who attempt to file an application without the assistance of an experienced Social Security benefits attorney. The Social Security Disability […] read more →

How Workplace Bias Undermines Productivity and Harms Workers

Posted on: December 11, 2017

Discrimination in the Workplace Can Impact Employee Health A recent study has found that experiencing bias or discrimination at work can be incredibly detrimental to employees’ well-being, leading to increased frustration, stress, depression and helplessness. A full sixty percent of study participants stated that they had no effective means to manage these incidents of discrimination, […] read more →

Federal Rules Prohibit Retaliation Regardless of Immigration Status

Posted on: December 6, 2017

Agencies reaffirm that all employees are entitled to workplace fairness. Immigration has been a hot button issue in national politics over the last year, with many politicians and others getting into heated debates over what they see as a major issue — the right of immigrants to live and work in the United States. Whatever […] read more →

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