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Is Suicide Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

The workers’ compensation program in California provides an outlet for workers that suffer illness or injury during job-related tasks. Workers’ compensation also covers losses incurred from the death of a worker, with money given to the surviving family members. While there is no need to prove fault to receive workers’ comp coverage for accidental job-related […]

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What are the Penalties for Not Providing Workers’ Comp to Employees?

The California workers’ compensation program is in place to protect employees in the event of work-related injuries. According to California Labor Code Section 3700, all California employers must provide workers’ comp benefits to employees – any business that employs one or more employees must satisfy this law. The state of California takes the workers’ compensation […]

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$40 Million Workers’ Compensation Scam Uncovered in Orange County

In Orange County, California, police have charged a number of pharmacists, doctors, and business owners in one of the largest workers’ compensation fraud rings in the county’s history. The alleged orchestrators of the operation, couple Christopher and Tanya King, face several felony charges. If the courts convict Tanya King of all charges, she may face […]

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DISCRIMINATION IN THE RENTAL OR SALE OF HOUSING IS ILLEGAL

Article 17-16 ¡No Se Deje! Federal law and the laws of all of the states prohibit discrimination in transactions dealing with the rental, sale, financing or appraisal of housing.  Federal and California laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, gender, pregnancy, religion, national origin, disability or family status.   California law provides even more protection against […]

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DISCRIMINAR AL RENTAR O VENDER VIVIENDAS ES ILEGAL

  Artículo 17-16 ¡No Se Deje! ® La ley Federal y las leyes de todos los estados prohíben la discriminación en transacciones que tratan sobre el arrendamiento, venta, financiamiento o valoración de las viviendas.  Las leyes Federales y de California prohíben la discriminación basada en la raza, color, género, embarazo, religión, nacionalidad de origen, incapacidad, […]

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California Workers’ Comp Reforms Save State $1.3 Billion

In 2012, the state passed Senate Bill 863. The bill introduced several reforms for the workers’ compensation system. While the true value of the reforms will take years to manifest, the state is already seeing positive changes. In late 2016, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) released a cost-monitoring report of the reforms in […]

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California Claims Highest Workers’ Comp Settlement, Again

To date, California holds the record for the highest workers’ compensation settlement values in the country. In March 2017, a workers’ compensation attorney beat his own nationwide record of an $8.9 million settlement with a $10 million settlement. While not every settlement can reach such high thresholds, a lawyer who understands all possible sources of […]

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CA Workers’ Comp IMR Reaches Record High in 2016

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute recently released an analysis of the state’s independent medical review (IMR) process over the past several years. Results of the analysis indicate that the process may not expedite workers’ compensation treatment programs in the way initially thought. In 2016, the volume of IMR requests hit an all-time high despite a […]

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IMMIGRANTS AND DRUNK DRIVING LAWS

Article 17-15 ¡No Se Deje! After practicing law for 33 years, I have concluded that the vast majority of criminal cases against immigrants involve “drunk driving”.  In California and other states, the crime is called “driving under the influence” of alcohol or drugs.  This means that a driver does not have to be drunk to […]

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INMIGRANTES Y LAS LEYES POR CONDUCIR EBRIO

Artículo 17-15 ¡No Se Deje! ® Después de ejercer la ley por 33 años, he concluido que la inmensa mayoría de casos criminales contra los inmigrantes involucran “manejar ebrio”.  En California y otros estados, este crimen se llama “manejar bajo la influencia” de alcohol o drogas.  Esto significa que un conductor no tiene que estar […]

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