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What Happens If My Boss Pays Me Late — Or Doesn’t Pay Me at All?

Posted on: July 31, 2020

You may be able to file a legal claim if your employer doesn’t pay you on time. When you go to work, you perform your job with an expectation that you will get paid. After all, few of us would go to work if we weren’t paid to do so. But what happens if your […] read more →

Can Your Boss Retaliate Against You for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim?

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If you face negative employment consequences for filing a workers’ compensation claim in California, you can file a legal claim against your employer. The California workers’ compensation system is designed to ensure that injured workers get the benefits that they need to heal and (when possible) get back to work. This no-fault system of insurance […] read more →

How Do I Report My California Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted on: July 28, 2020

Follow these steps to obtain workers’ comp benefits. In California, most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Under the California Workers’ Compensation Act, employees who suffer an injury or develop an illness in the course and scope of their employment are entitled to certain benefits through the workers’ comp system. […] read more →

Can I Get Workers’ Comp for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Posted on: July 27, 2020

Carpal tunnel syndrome and other occupational diseases are covered by workers’ compensation. There is a common misconception that the California workers’ compensation system is just for injuries suffered on-the-job. While workers’ comp does provide benefits for workplace accidents, it also applies to occupational diseases and illnesses developed while at work. As long as the injury […] read more →

Will My Stimulus Check Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits?

Posted on: July 21, 2020

The amount won’t affect your eligibility as long as it is spent within a year. Since it arrived in the United States, the novel coronavirus has caused widespread sickness and is responsible for more than 120,000 deaths. It has also caused high rates of unemployment. As a result, the United States government passed the CARES […] read more →

What Is a PAGA Claim?

Posted on: July 14, 2020

The Private Attorney General Act gives individuals the ability to file certain types of claims against their employers. California — like all states — has a complex set of laws and regulations that govern the workplace. These laws cover everything from when and how employees are paid to safety standards in the workplace. When an […] read more →

Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling on LGBTQ Rights

Posted on: July 8, 2020

Workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation is forbidden. In California and 20 other states, LGBTQ individuals cannot be discriminated against at work on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. However, until just a few weeks ago, that wasn’t the case across the rest of the […] read more →

What Job Protections Are There for Pregnancy in California?

Posted on: July 2, 2020

California provides extensive workplace protections during and after pregnancy. Being pregnant is often one of the happiest times of a woman’s life. Yet for many women, pregnancy comes with a lot of challenges, including at their job. Many women and their partners worry that welcoming a child to their family may put their job in […] read more →

What Are the Rules on Overtime in California?

Posted on: June 29, 2020

There are specific requirements for the payment of overtime in California. Being asked to work overtime can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, working more than 40 hours in a week can be exhausting. On the other hand, you get paid more for overtime, so it can be worth your time. But what […] read more →

Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Baby Powder with Talc After Lawsuits Expose Cancer Links

Posted on: June 24, 2020

The company will no longer sell these products in the U.S. and Canada. For decades, Johnson & Johnson promoted their baby powder as a clean, safe product. In addition to its use on babies, it was advertised as a feminine hygiene product, particularly in Black and Latina communities. In recent years, litigation against the corporate […] read more →

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