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What Is a Carve-Out Agreement?

On December 6th, 2017, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced the approval of a carve-out agreement between the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) and the City of Los Angeles. The approval of this agreement affects about 10,000 union members and gives employers more flexibility in terms of workers’ compensation benefits and policies. […]

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2017 Recap in Workers’ Compensation Developments

Last year was big for the California workers’ compensation system. A list of bills passed through legislation, all signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, bringing on sweeping changes. As a worker in the state of California, knowing all you can about the workers’ comp system can help you stay protected in the event of a workplace […]

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Do Volunteer Firefighters Get Workers’ Compensation?

California depends upon its volunteer firefighters. In 2017, almost 9,000 wildfires devastated California communities. Fires consumed more than 1.2 million acres, destroyed at least 10,800 structures, and took 46 lives. It was the volunteers fighting the fire side-by-side with professionals that helped firefighters control the conflagrations and save lives. Sadly, not every volunteer firefighter came […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Off Duty Work

A lot of men and women display acts of great heroism in the face of danger. In the recent devastating shootings in Las Vegas, off-duty officers sustained serious injuries ushering people to safety. Those men and women were not technically injured in the line of duty, but they saved lives because it was their job. […]

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What is a Workers’ Compensation Set-Aside Arrangement?

A work-related injury can turn your world on its head. You might be wondering how to pay for your medical bills or compensate for your lost wages. The worker’s compensation programs provides valuable recourse to workers by having employers pay for medical bills and a portion of lost wages when an employee sustains an injury […]

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What is the FEHA?

California is one of the most progressive states in the country when it comes to anti-discrimination law and equal rights for all. One of the landmark pieces of legislation regarding discrimination in California is the Fair Employment and Housing Act. This is a sweeping law that addresses unfair conduct in the course of hiring, employment, […]

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Transgender Workers Receive Protection Against Discrimination

For many years, transgender employees did not enjoy the same protection against discrimination afforded to other employees. They experienced higher rates of unemployment and were more likely to be underemployed or earning less income when compared to the general population. This situation stems from lack of awareness and understanding by society toward the issues that […]

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What Is the California Family Rights Act?

Passed into law in 1993, the CFRA guarantees California (CA) residents time away from work to provide care for a qualifying individual without fear of losing their job. To help you understand the CFRA and how it applies to you, consider the following information and how it may help your claim. What Is the CFRA? Similar […]

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Can I Take Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Time While on Workers’ Comp?

Many people experience illnesses or injuries that prevent them from working. To protect them from losing their job, employees can file for help from the FMLA and file for workers’ compensation. However, some people fail to understand how these programs function together and sometimes find themselves working for a company that takes advantage of that […]

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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits If I Quit My Job?

Workers’ compensation insurance helps employees manage the financial strain after suffering a work-related injury. While the main issue in determining eligibility is whether the claimant worked at a company at the time of an accident, an employee who files a claim for workers’ compensation benefits after leaving the company could face several issues. The bottom […]

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