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What Happens in a Heatwave: Are You Legally Entitled to Take Breaks?

Posted on: June 2, 2021

Triple-digit temperatures are common in California, Arizona, and other hot Western regions, especially in the summer. While these temperatures are ideal for swimming and other water activities, they are not ideal for working, particularly if you are performing any type of physical activity in the sun. Many employees, however, are unaware of their rights under […] read more →


Your Job Aptitude Could Have an Impact on Your Social Security Disability Determinations

Posted on: June 1, 2021

The fact that you are unable to do your present work is one of the criteria that your Social Security Disability attorney will have to show in order for you to be accepted for Social Security Disability (SSDI) payments. To put it another way, your medical condition must be severe enough to interfere with your […] read more →


How to Prepare for a Wage Hearing in California

Posted on: April 26, 2021

How to Prepare for a Wage Hearing in California If your employer owes you unpaid wages or has violated another type of California wage law, then you have the legal right to file a wage claim with the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE). After processing your wage claim, the DLSE decides whether to […] read more →


California Laws for Tipped Employees

Posted on: April 21, 2021

Employees that wait on tables, mix and serve drinks, and clean hotel rooms rely on tips to make a living in California. From understanding what constitutes a tip to determining whether you have to contribute to a tip pool, some California employment laws cover tipped employees. The Legal Fundamentals of Tips in California The most […] read more →


California Law and Discrimination Based on a Disability

Posted on: April 16, 2021

Living with a disability poses myriad problems that impact all areas of life, especially when it comes to dealing with a disability in the workplace. Unfortunately, some employers dismiss the legal protections granted to workers. According to both California and federal law, disability discrimination represents the unlawful treatment of an individual based on the person’s […] read more →


After a Workplace Injury: Working for Your Employer Again

Posted on: April 13, 2021

Several studies demonstrate the importance of injured workers getting back on the job as quickly as possible after a workplace incident. If a work-related injury has prevented you from working, how should you handle the process of working for your employer again? The answer is important because the longer you stay off the job, the […] read more →


California Law and Age Discrimination

Posted on: April 7, 2021

Federal and California discrimination laws make it illegal for employers to make an employment-related decision based on age. However, age discrimination laws at the state and federal levels apply only to workers that are at least 40 years old. One of the most common types of age discrimination is hiring a younger worker instead of […] read more →


Settling a Workers’ Comp Dispute

Posted on: April 5, 2021

You have the right to file an appeal for a workers’ compensation claim that your employer’s insurance company did not approve. A California workers’ comp attorney represents you by filing an “application for adjudication of claim.” Just a small number of workers’ comp appeals reach the litigation stage. Most appeals end up getting settled when […] read more →


How to Handle the Denial of Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Posted on: April 2, 2021

Whether you injured yourself at work or suffer from prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals, you deserve just compensation in the form of workers’ comp benefits. Although most claims go through without a hitch, the fact remains that some workers’ compensation claims come back denied. Getting a workers’ compensation claim approved starts by understanding the potential […] read more →


How to Find the Best California Employment Attorney

Posted on: March 31, 2021

California has several employment laws on the books that protect employees against acts such as harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and an unsafe work environment. However, far too many workers let their employers off the hook by moving on to the next job. In California, you have the right to file a lawsuit against your employer […] read more →


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