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Repetitive Motion Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Posted on: October 24, 2016

Many workers’ compensation cases do not involve traumatic accidents, but injuries that have developed over time due to repeating the same action. When most people think of a workers’ compensation case, they think of a major injury: a forklift runs over a person’s foot, a chemical burn disfigures a worker’s face, or a machine severs […] read more →


What Are My Chances of Being Approved for SSD?

Posted on: October 17, 2016

Predicting whether you will be approved for disability benefits is incredibly difficult, but certain factors can increase the likelihood that your claim will not be denied. If you are unable to work due to an injury or debilitating condition, you are likely wondering whether you will be able to obtain federal disability benefits.  This is […] read more →


How To File A Discrimination Case in California

Posted on: October 5, 2016

If you believe that you have been discriminated against by your employer, learn more about how you can file a California discrimination case. If you have been discriminated against at work, you may think that filing a lawsuit against your employer is the first step in seeking a remedy. But in California, you actually cannot […] read more →


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 →


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