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What Employees Need to Know About the CFRA

Posted on: January 15, 2021

You might have heard about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which defines the legal obligations of employers and the legal rights of employees when it comes to family leave issues. California has enacted a similar family leave law called the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) that includes many of the same provisions of […] read more →

What You Need to Know About the Family and Medical Leave Act

Posted on: January 11, 2021

Having to deal with health issues is one of life’s most stressful events. Not far behind is having to deal with a major change for the worse in the health of a close family member. Although most employers offer workers some kind of sick leave policy, the same cannot be said for a policy that […] read more →

COVID-19 and New California Workplace Safety Rules

Posted on: January 6, 2021

With California workers trickling back to the workplace, employers have the legal responsibility to create the safest possible work environment to prevent the spreading of COVID-19. On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA) approved a measure that implements much stricter safety rules for employers to follow concerning the COVID-19 […] read more →

Employer Responsibilities for Workers’ Comp in California

Posted on: December 30, 2020

As a no-fault form of insurance, workers’ compensation provides financial assistance for employees that suffer injuries while performing work-related functions. Workers’ comp covers the cost of medical care, as well as the money required to pay for daily living expenses. As part of the California Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA), the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) […] read more →

Occupational Diseases and Workers’ Compensation in California

Posted on: December 23, 2020

When you think of workers’ compensation, you probably think about the injuries that result from incidents such as a slip and fall, a delivery vehicle crash, or a piece of equipment failing to operate properly. Most of the workers’ comp cases that result in one or more injuries are typically clear cut cases. However, there […] read more →

Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Workers’ Comp Claim

Posted on: December 17, 2020

When you have an accident at work that results in one or more injuries, your employer’s insurance company is legally responsible for making sure you take care of treating and rehabilitating the injuries. However, employees that suffer one or more injuries on the job have to follow legal guidelines when it comes to filing a […] read more →

Does Workers’ Comp Cover a Work-Related Auto Accident?

Posted on: December 8, 2020

Employers purchase workers’ compensation to pay for the costs associated with a work-related injury. The key term here is “work-related,” especially when it comes to auto accidents. Although California appears to be moving closer to mandating workers’ comp coverage for rideshare drivers, it is much less clear whether an employee is eligible for workers’ comp […] read more →

5 Steps to Take After a Workplace Injury

Posted on: December 4, 2020

Even the strictest safety standards cannot stop Murphy’s Law, which is the timeless phrase, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. If you suffered a work-related injury, you have the right in California to apply for workers’ compensation. Every employer in the Golden State must purchase workers’ comp insurance to cover the cost of […] read more →

Coronavirus Lawsuit: PLBSH and Former Employee Sues Ex-Employer for Not Providing Protective Gear

Posted on: December 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created plenty of confusion for employees regarding the application of California’s workers’ compensation laws. Although the state has some of the most comprehensive workers’ comp laws on the books, the fact remains California is playing catch-up when it comes to providing insurance coverage for employees that contract the virus on the […] read more →

California Workers’ Comp and Rideshare Drivers

Posted on: November 30, 2020

Determining whether a worker is labeled an employee or an independent contractor produces several consequences. One of the most important consequences concerns workers’ compensation insurance. Overview of Workers’ Compensation If an eligible employee gets hurt while on the job, the employee can recover the cost of lost wages and medical care by applying for workers’ […] read more →

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