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New California Law Prevents Hair Discrimination

Posted on: December 4, 2019

The CROWN Act applies to both schools and workplaces. In recent years, stories of discrimination based on hair have become commonplace. These issues usually involve an African American person who is penalized in some way for wearing their hair naturally, such as in braids, afros, twists or locs. In some cases, dress codes for work […] read more →

Is Your Employer Required to Give Paid Holidays?

Posted on: November 28, 2019

There is no federal or state law that mandates paid holidays or holiday pay. Across California, many employers offer their employees benefits for the holidays. This may include a day off with pay (commonly referred to as a paid holiday) or give employees a higher rate of pay for any time that they work on […] read more →

Can You Get Temporary Benefits through Social Security?

Posted on: November 25, 2019

Social Security benefits are designed for individuals whose disability will last for 12 months or longer, or is expected to be terminal. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two types of benefits for individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays benefits to people who have a disability […] read more →

How Much Is My Workers’ Compensation Case Worth?

Posted on: November 20, 2019

The type and severity of your injury will influence the total case value. In California, all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If an employee suffers a job-related illness or injury, then they are entitled to certain benefits — without regard to fault. If an employee dies as a result of a work-related […] read more →

Perona Langer Beck’s Employment Team Scores Multi-Million Dollar Verdict for Client Against Loma Linda University Medical Center

Posted on: November 16, 2019

The employee was harassed, discriminated against, and ultimately fired after he converted to Islam. Loma Linda University Medical Center (“LLUMC”) is one of the largest, if not largest, employers in all of San Bernardino. LLUMC employees thousands of employees and has a reputation of refusing to settle any lawsuits, preferring to take such cases to […] read more →

Will I Be Followed By a Workers’ Compensation Investigator?

Posted on: November 15, 2019

Being under surveillance is a possibility in any workers’ comp case. If you have filed a workers’ compensation claim in California, there is a possibility that the insurance company will hire an investigator to perform surveillance on you. The goal of this investigation is simple: to find out if you really have the injury or […] read more →

The California Workers’ Compensation Process

Posted on: November 12, 2019

Be sure to follow each step to make sure that you can receive benefits No one expects to be injured or develop an illness at work. Yet for far too many people, workplace injuries and illnesses are a reality. Fortunately, California has a no-fault system of insurance that provides benefits in the event that you […] read more →

Can You File a Lawsuit for a Vaping Injury?

Posted on: November 8, 2019

More than 2,000 Americans have been injured by vaping In the past year, vaping has gone from a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes to a dangerous habit that may lead to new health risks. By November 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had identified more than 2,000 Americans who were suffered lung […] read more →

Silicon Valley Companies Push Ballot Measure to Overturn New Labor Law

Posted on: November 5, 2019

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash seek to exempt themselves from a new law In our gig-based economy, more people than ever before work for companies using apps. They may pick up passengers through a ride-sharing app, deliver meals, or even shop for and deliver groceries. Until recently, people who do this type of work were classified […] read more →

Recall of Baby Powder Shows Danger of Asbestos in Our Products

Posted on: October 25, 2019

FDA testing revealed the presence of asbestos in Johnson & Johnson baby powder This October, manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson recalled 33,000 bottles of baby powder after the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found trace levels of chrysotile asbestos in samples from a bottle that was purchased online. The voluntary recall was issued […] read more →

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