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What Counts As “Whistleblowing”?
Posted in Employment Law,Firm News,Whistleblower Protection,Workers Compensation on October 27, 2021
California Labor Code Section 1102.5 confers broad protection to employees from suffering retaliation as a result of “whistleblowing.” Some employees in California may wonder if their whistleblowing has to be made to an outside agency to protect them. The statute provides guidance on this and makes clear that even making the complaint to the employer… read more
Mediation vs. Arbitration – What’s The Difference?
Posted in Employment Law,Firm News,Workers Compensation on October 25, 2021
People sometimes hear the terms “mediation” or “arbitration” in their day to day lives but are not always clear on the distinctions between the two. Some think they are one and the same. They are NOT. Here is how they differ in major respects: Arbitration Arbitration is a process that has similar elements of a… read more
Unemployment and Wrongful Termination
Posted in Wage & Hour Laws,Workers Compensation,Workplace Discrimination,Wrongful Termination on March 5, 2021
When someone loses their job, it can be an upheaval that affects every area of their life, including their sense of purpose. The effects of employment termination, especially when one has invested countless hours and energy into their job, can have severe negative psychological impacts as well as financial. This can be compounded by not… read more
State Fines California McDonald’s Franchisee for Retaliation
Posted in Firm News,Retaliation,Wage & Hour Laws,Workers Compensation on February 23, 2021
Between April and August of last year, workers at a McDonald’s franchise in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles made verbal complaints to their managers about the restaurant’s safety and health conditions. Then, in June and July, they joined in strikes meant to protest the lack of precautions the company had been taking to… read more
Injured at Work in California With No Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
Posted in Wage & Hour Laws,Workers Compensation on February 13, 2021
Sustaining an injury during an accident is always an unpleasant experience. In addition to the trauma of the incident itself, there are often medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, and income loss. Depending on the nature of the accident, insurance can provide you with the resources necessary to get through this period. If you receive a work-related… read more
How Non-Work-Related Injuries Can Impact a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws,Workers Compensation on December 29, 2020
Filing for workers’ compensation after a work-related injury should be a relatively straightforward process. Unfortunately, it is all too common for people to encounter all types of unique and complex variables that interfere with their claim. In some cases, injuries that occur outside of work may influence workers’ compensation benefits received for a prior work-related… read more
What You Need to Know About FMLA in CA During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws,Workers Compensation on December 12, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to influence the industries within our country, it has also greatly affected the workforce. When employees become infected with the virus or need to stay home for sick family members, they are faced with tough decisions regarding their employment. Generating income must be balanced with maintaining the health and safety… read more
Can You Submit a Workers Compensation Claim After Leaving Your Job?
Posted in Wage & Hour Laws,Workers Compensation,Workplace Discrimination,Wrongful Termination on November 5, 2020
In the vast majority of cases, workers who experience injuries on the job file a claim for California workers’ compensation shortly after the injury occurs. However, what happens if you are terminated, laid off, or leave your job before submitting your workers’ compensation claim? Unfortunately, filing after ending your employment can affect your ability to… read more