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Can You Claim Workers Compensation for a Medical Condition That Resulted from Shift Work?

Posted on: April 12, 2018

Shift Work Disorder can be claimed through the California workers compensation system. For many employees, working on rotating shifts is a necessity. Whether working in the health care field, in a factory, or in any other industry that requires round-the-clock staffing, there are times when employers will require their workers to be on the job […] read more →

Survey Shows Whistleblower Retaliation Is on the Rise

Posted on: April 9, 2018

Companies typically act quickly to silence those who report misconduct According to a recent survey from Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), fewer American employees have witnessed workplace misconduct in the past year — but retaliation against those who blow the whistle on wrongdoing is on the rise. ECI surveyed more than 5,000 employees in late […] read more →

What Is a Reasonable Accommodation for a Disability?

Posted on: April 2, 2018

Reasonable accommodations can include a number of options. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employees with disabilities are entitled to certain protections in the workplace. This includes the ability to request reasonable accommodations from their employers to help them better perform their job duties. According to an employment discrimination attorney, reasonable accommodations can take a […] read more →

How to Prepare for Social Security Disability Hearings

Posted on: March 31, 2018

Learn how you can get ready for any questions the Administrative Law Judge may have. Most people are fortunate enough to go through life without ever having to appear in a court — or court-like — setting. Testifying in any capacity can be incredibly stressful. It is even more difficult if you know that what […] read more →

Daycare Workers Charged with Giving Kids Melatonin to Sleep

Posted on: March 25, 2018

The incident raises serious questions about children’s safety at childcare facilities. Recently, three daycare workers in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines, Illinois were charged with multiple criminal charges after it was discovered that they had been giving the children in their care the sleep aid melatonin to get them to take naps. The kids […] read more →

Proposed Bill Would Protect Medical Marijuana Users in California Workplaces

Posted on: March 21, 2018

The new bill would add a new protected category to the Fair Housing and Employment Act: medical marijuana card holders. California is well-known in the United States as a haven for people who might want to partake in medical or recreational marijuana. However, under California law, employees do not have specific protection for using marijuana, […] read more →

Opioid Use Down in California Workers Compensation System

Posted on: March 16, 2018

A new report shows that less than a quarter of all prescriptions were for opioid medications. According to the California Workers’ Compensation Institute, the use of opioid medications to treat injured California workers has decreased over the past decade, thanks to efforts to curb the use of these addictive drugs. The research shows that opioid […] read more →

How to Request Your Personnel Records from Your California Employer

Posted on: March 8, 2018

California law permits access to these records. There are many reasons why an employee might want access to his or her personnel records.  Perhaps you want to assess your performance over time, or are worried about a vindictive supervisor putting negative remarks into your file.  Whatever the reason may be, reviewing your file from time […] read more →

Do You Have a Legal Right to Discuss Politics in the Workplace?

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Employers have the right to limit or even prohibit political discussions at work. It’s no secret that the political climate in the United States is incredibly divisive.  Americans have strong opinions about the current state of affairs in Washington, DC (and even about state and local politics), and are increasingly willing to discuss their opinions […] read more →

Does an Employer Have a Duty to Prevent Workplace Violence?

Posted on: February 25, 2018

Employees who suffered injuries through workplace violence may seek damages through the workers’ compensation system. Recently, the American public watched in horror as another mass shooting took place — this time at a school in Parkland, Florida. 17 people were killed, including 14 students and 3 employees, and additional 14 students and employees were injured. […] read more →

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