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Learn What Your Options Are if You Want to Work While You Are Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Posted on: January 25, 2023

The question of whether one can carry on working while collecting workers’ compensation benefits comes up frequently. The answer depends on the type of job involved. Your employer may argue that you should have to go back to your previous position or forfeit your benefits if you are injured at work, file for workers’ compensation, […] read more →

Discover the Specific Situations in Which a Workers’ Compensation Settlement Might Be Offered

Posted on: January 24, 2023

At any stage of the claims procedure, workers’ compensation insurers are permitted to make a settlement offer. It may occur as soon as a few days after you file your claim or up to a year or more later. The extent of your injuries is a primary determinant of when the offer is made, however […] read more →

Ask an Employment Law Attorney: Do OSHA Guidelines Cap the Number of Hours I Can Work in a Day?

Posted on: January 23, 2023

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a typical workday cannot exceed 8 hours in length, with at least 8 hours of respite between each shift. Five of these days make up a typical workweek. But this is not a binding agreement. Employers who ask for more are not subject to OSHA sanctions. […] read more →

Are You Surprised to Learn the Most Common Types of Workplace Harassment in the United States?

Posted on: January 22, 2023

According to one recent survey, the most common types of workplace harassment in the United States include disability discrimination, racial harassment, sexual harassment, age discrimination, national origin-based harassment, color-based harassment, and religion discrimination are all forms of discrimination. Continue reading to learn more about several of these specific types of discrimination. If you have been […] read more →

A Detailed Answer to a Common Question: When Does Workers’ Compensation Begin Paying Out?

Posted on: January 21, 2023

The expense of the injured worker’s medical care is typically covered by workers’ compensation as soon as the job injury occurs. But only once the workers’ compensation claim has been authorized may disability benefits start. The amount of time required to approve or reject claims varies by state. Typically, it lasts roughly 21 days. Read […] read more →

Are You Legally Protected Against Discrimination Due to Your Marital Status in the State of California?

Posted on: January 20, 2023

Under federal employment law, marital status is often not a protected class. However, it is a protected class under state law in around half of the states in the United States. Employers are prohibited from treating you differently based on your marital status where it is a protected class. If they do, you have legal […] read more →

Are You Involved in a Workplace Investigation? Learn What Your Rights Are

Posted on: January 19, 2023

You have rights as employees during a workplace investigation. If you work for the government or have a collective bargaining agreement, these can be very potent arguments. Your employer must nevertheless adhere to business policies when conducting the internal investigation. They are also prohibited from breaking the law as they look into your possible crime. […] read more →

Have You Been Fired After Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim? Learn What Your Legal Options Might Be

Posted on: January 18, 2023

You can file a wrongful termination lawsuit if you were fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim. It makes no difference if you are an “at will” employee because retaliation for asserting your entitlement to workers’ compensation is clearly against the law. If you win your case, your previous employer could be required to pay […] read more →

Most Workers’ Compensation Lawsuits Settle: Learn What Your Settlement Could Include

Posted on: January 17, 2023

Workers’ compensation disputes may not always resolve amicably. However, according to Illinois data, about 90% of the lawsuits do end up being settled. Less than 5% of workers’ compensation cases go to trial. Similar percentages of cases are dismissed or rejected without review. Some workers’ compensation claims are not disputed by the employer. However, settlements […] read more →

Right-to-Work States: What Are They and is California One of Them? An Employment Law Attorney Explains

Posted on: January 16, 2023

California does not have a “right to work” law. In “right to work” states, it is against the law to demand employees pay union dues or join a union. California has failed in its efforts to become a “right to work” state. You might need to join a union in order to be recruited or […] read more →

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