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What Happens at the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board?

Posted on: December 27, 2019

The Board hears petitions for reconsideration in workers’ comp cases. If you are involved in a California workers’ compensation case, you may find yourself confused by the process. This is particularly true if some aspect of your claim is disputed. What happens if your case goes to trial, and you disagree with the outcome? This […] read more →

Changes to California Workers’ Compensation in 2020

Posted on: December 23, 2019

Benefit increases, worker classification changes, and more are coming in 2020 In California, employees who are injured or who develop an illness while on the job may be entitled to through the workers’ compensation system. Workers’ comp is a form of insurance that provides certain benefits — such as income replacement and medical expenses — […] read more →

Can You Lose Your SSDI Benefits Once They Have Been Awarded?

Posted on: December 17, 2019

There are multiple ways that you may lose your disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two types of disability benefits for individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is intended for people with disabilities who meet certain income thresholds. In contrast, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) […] read more →

California Businesses Sue Over New Arbitration Law

Posted on: December 13, 2019

The law prohibiting mandatory arbitration goes into effect in January. When a person is looking for a new job, they are usually not in a strong position in terms of bargaining power. If an employer offers them a job, but requires them to sign a harsh contract as a condition of employment, they may feel […] read more →

California Expands Family Leave with New Law

Posted on: December 9, 2019

Qualified employees will be able to claim up to 8 weeks of paid family leave. One of the biggest issues facing working parents today is the inability to take leave when necessary to care for their families. This includes both leave for the birth or adoption of a child as well as leave to care […] read more →

New California Law Prevents Hair Discrimination

Posted on: December 4, 2019

The CROWN Act applies to both schools and workplaces. In recent years, stories of discrimination based on hair have become commonplace. These issues usually involve an African American person who is penalized in some way for wearing their hair naturally, such as in braids, afros, twists or locs. In some cases, dress codes for work […] read more →

Is Your Employer Required to Give Paid Holidays?

Posted on: November 28, 2019

There is no federal or state law that mandates paid holidays or holiday pay. Across California, many employers offer their employees benefits for the holidays. This may include a day off with pay (commonly referred to as a paid holiday) or give employees a higher rate of pay for any time that they work on […] read more →

Can You Get Temporary Benefits through Social Security?

Posted on: November 25, 2019

Social Security benefits are designed for individuals whose disability will last for 12 months or longer, or is expected to be terminal. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two types of benefits for individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays benefits to people who have a disability […] read more →

How Much Is My Workers’ Compensation Case Worth?

Posted on: November 20, 2019

The type and severity of your injury will influence the total case value. In California, all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If an employee suffers a job-related illness or injury, then they are entitled to certain benefits — without regard to fault. If an employee dies as a result of a work-related […] read more →

Perona Langer Beck’s Employment Team Scores Multi-Million Dollar Verdict for Client Against Loma Linda University Medical Center

Posted on: November 16, 2019

The employee was harassed, discriminated against, and ultimately fired after he converted to Islam. Loma Linda University Medical Center (“LLUMC”) is one of the largest, if not largest, employers in all of San Bernardino. LLUMC employees thousands of employees and has a reputation of refusing to settle any lawsuits, preferring to take such cases to […] read more →

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