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Undocumented Immigrants, Workers’ Compensation, and California’s Economy

President Trump has taken a firm stance against illegal immigration, and some Californians worry what this will mean for the state’s economy and large population of undocumented immigrants. President Trump has already vowed to hire more than 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, complete a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and restrict […]

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EMPLOYERS CANNOT ASK ABOUT IMMIGRATION STATUS IN DISCRIMINATION AND CIVIL RIGHTS CASES

Article 17-12 ¡No Se Deje!   An undocumented immigrant filed a federal complaint against her employer for sexual harassment.  In the complaint, filed with the Federal Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), she claimed that she was repeatedly subjected to sexual harassment by her supervisor.  She also claimed that after she complained about the sexual harassment, her […]

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LOS PATRONES NO PUEDEN PREGUNTAR ESTATUS MIGRATORIO EN CASOS DE DISCRIMINACION Y DERECHOS CIVILES

Artículo 17-12 ¡No Se Deje! ® Una mujer inmigrante indocumentada registró una queja federal contra su patrón por acoso sexual. En la queja registrada con Federal Equal Opportunity Commission-EEOC (en español Comisión Federal para la Igualdad de Oportunidades), ella afirmó que repetidamente era objeto de acoso sexual de su supervisor.  También afirmó que después que […]

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What Is AB 221?

Workers’ compensation exists to help injured workers cover their medical expenses and lost wages after suffering an illness or injury on the job. Many people do not realize that most states’ workers’ compensation laws also cover “cumulative” injuries that develop over time, such as herniated spinal discs from consistent bending and lifting, and carpal tunnel […]

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CA DIR Suspends 7 Workers’ Comp Providers for Fraud

In February, the California Department of Industrial Relations suspended seven medical providers from the California workers’ compensation system. The DIR was able to suspend these providers thanks to Assembly Bill 1244. This bill, which passed the California legislature in 2015, requires the Division of Workers’ Compensation administrative director to suspend any party convicted of fraud […]

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DEPORTAN A RESIDENTE LEGAL TRAS CONDENA POR ACCIDENTE VEHICULAR

Artículo 17-11 ¡No Se Deje! ®     El caso de Filogonio García Maldonado una vez más recuerda a los inmigrantes que aún los residentes permanentes legalmente admitidos  por muchos años en EE.UU. pueden ser deportados por ciertos actos o comportamientos.  A menos que tal residente permanente se convierta en ciudadano naturalizado de EE.UU., siempre […]

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PRESIDENT OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION POLICY IS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM DONALD TRUMP’S POLICY

Article 17-09 ¡No Se Deje! PRESIDENT OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION POLICY IS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM DONALD TRUMP’S POLICY The immigration laws of the United States provide several categories of people that can be lawfully admitted for permanent residence.  Most of these categories are based on a qualifying familial relationship to a U. S. citizen or permanent resident […]

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LA POLÍTICA INMIGRATORIA DEL PRESIDENTE OBAMA ES COMPLETAMENTE DIFERENTE A LA DE DONALD TRUMP

   Artículo 17-09 ¡No Se Deje! ®   Las leyes de inmigración de Estados Unidos disponen varias categorías de personas que pueden legalmente ser admitidos para ser residentes permanentes.  La mayoría de esas categorías están basadas en la relación familiar calificada con un ciudadano de EE.UU. o de un residente permanente o con la destreza […]

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Postmates To Pay Retroactive Workers’ Comp Premiums

The gig economy represents a potential boon for both workers and employers. As interest in contract work rises, so do questions about employment and employer sponsored benefits. A recent audit in Washington State revealed that one popular delivery startup may owe the state more than two years’ worth of workers’ compensation premiums. Employers must follow […]

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Overview of 2016 WCIRB Report on California Workers’ Compensation

In fall 2016, the state’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) released a report on insurer experiences. The report contains information from nearly all workers’ compensation insurers in the state of California. The report reveals trends and insights employers can use to make informed decisions about insurance coverage and claims. Key Findings in the September […]

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