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What Is At-Will Employment?

Posted on: October 2, 2016

At-will employment means that you can be fired for almost any reason, as long as it isn’t illegal. Both California and Arizona, like most states, are “at-will” employment states.  While this is a common term, many people are confused about what this actually means.  If you are an at-will employee, how does this impact your […] read more →

What Injuries Are Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Injuries that are related to work are eligible for coverage under the workers’ compensation system.  But what injuries count as work-related under California law? Workers’ compensation is a system design to make sure that employees who are injured on the job are compensated for their injuries.  In some cases, the connection between the injury and […] read more →

Are LGBTQ Employees Protected From Discrimination?

Posted on: September 17, 2016

While not all federal courts agree, the EEOC treats sexual orientation discrimination as illegal.  If you have been discriminated against because you are lesbian, gay or bisexual, you may have a viable claim against your employer. More than ever before, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans are broadly accepted and feel comfortable being […] read more →

What Is Harassment?

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Not all harassment is illegal.  This article explains what exactly constitutes harassment — and what you can do if you are being harassed at work. Many employees may feel as though they are being harassed at work.  Perhaps a co-worker is supervisor is annoying, or is bothering them while they work, or maybe office jokes […] read more →

Football Players Suing NCAA for Concussions

Posted on: September 9, 2016

More former college football players are filing suit against the NCAA and other entities for failing to protect them from serious head trauma. For many Americans, the start of fall heralds one of their favorite activities: cheering on their favorite college football team.  Whether you’re a diehard fan or a casual observer, few can deny […] read more →

Win for Employees in Federal Court

Posted on: September 5, 2016

A new ruling finds that certain arbitration agreements violate federal law. A recent ruling from the Ninth Circuit of Appeals — the federal appeals court for California and other states — issued a ruling on arbitration agreements that will likely be very helpful to employees who wish to sue their employers for wrongful termination, harassment […] read more →

Civil Litigation Basics

Posted on: September 1, 2016

If you’re involved in a lawsuit, it’s often helpful to understand what happens in each of the three phases of the civil litigation process. At the law firm of PLBSH, we handle a variety of civil law cases, including workers’ compensation, employment law, social security disability, personal injury, product liability and elder abuse cases.  Some […] read more →

In California, Cities Can Be Held Liable For Dangerous Intersections

Posted on: August 11, 2016

When a city knows or should know that an intersection is dangerous for drivers due to an obstructed view, a jury may hold them responsible for any accidents or injuries at that intersection. In car accident cases, assigning blame for the accident may seem like a simple matter: whoever was not driving carefully is the […] read more →

Back to School: What You Need to Know About Your Child’s Rights

Posted on: August 10, 2016

If your child has a disability, learn how you can protect them from discrimination at school. It’s that time of year again: time to send our kids back to school! Although many parents are excited for back to school time, it’s often a time of dread for parents of children with disabilities.  These parents are […] read more →

Social Security Disability Insurance and Invisible Disabilities

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Not all disabilities are visible — but you may still qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if you have an invisible disability. Now more than ever before, Americans are recognizing that just because someone looks healthy does not mean that they actually are.  A disability does not have to be visible to exist.   These conditions […] read more →

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