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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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Different Types of Settlements in Workers’ Comp Claims

Workers’ compensation benefits exist to help injured employees manage their medical expenses and lost wages after suffering on-the-job injuries. Every state has unique laws for workers’ compensation, including which employers must maintain insurance coverage. When an employee suffers a work-related illness or injury, he or she may then file a claim to manage the financial […]

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Is Marijuana Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Marijuana rescheduling and legalization have been hot topics of public discussion for many years, and several states, as well as the District of Columbia, have passed legislation decriminalizing marijuana use and providing access to medical marijuana for qualifying patients. While this trend is helping grow a burgeoning industry and offering patients with various medical conditions […]

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How Do Unions Impact Workers’ Compensation?

Since the late 19th century, labor unions have been around to protect the rights of workers and improve employees’ lives through the process of collective bargaining. A union is any group of people who work together for a common cause affecting the workplace. Unions throughout history have fought for fair wages, benefits, and better working […]

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Is There Legal Recourse for Late Workers’ Comp Checks?

Injured workers rely on benefit checks for the costs of daily living. Workers who cannot return to full-time work because of job-related injuries or illnesses will receive temporary disability (TD) benefits, partial disability benefits, or permanent disability benefits through the California Workers’ Compensation Program. When a workers’ comp check is late, the injured worker may […]

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What is a Drug Formulary?

A drug formulary is a list of prescription drugs that healthcare practitioners use to identify medications that will offer the greatest overall value to patients. Drug formularies include brand name and generic drugs. A committee of local experts, physicians, and pharmacists create and maintain drug formularies, choosing medications based on safety and effectiveness. A new […]

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Workers’ Compensation Under Single-Payer System

In the face of a changing political field, attacks on labor, and the issues with how the nation treats its injured and ill workers, California lawmakers believe they may have found a solution. Despite Washington pushing for a market approach to healthcare, Sen. Toni Atkins of San Diego and State Sen. Ricardo Lara are going […]

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LOS JUECES DEBEN EXPLICAR POR QUE NEGARON ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SOLICITADAS EN CASOS DE VIOLENCIA DOMESTICA

Artículo 17-29 ¡No Se Deje! ® Los casos de violencia doméstica son, y deben ser tratados como, emergencias peligrosas.  El público ha quedado impactado y triste al enterarse de los muchos casos de violencia doméstica que resultan en lesiones serias y/o muerte.  Aún cuando la violencia doméstica no resulte fatal, los niños en la casa […]

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JUDGES MUST EXPLAIN WHY THEY DENIED REQUESTS FOR RESTRAINING ORDERS IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES

Article 17-29 ¡No Se Deje! Domestic violence cases are, and must be treated as, dangerous emergencies.  The public has been shocked and saddened to learn of the many domestic violence cases that result in serious injuries and/or death.  Even when the domestic violence is not fatal, children in the home are often scarred for life […]

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