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Can Inmates Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

In California, certain categories of prison inmates are able to earn very small amounts of money and credits toward early release by working for government agencies or private companies, either inside or outside the walls of the institution. One of the main ways the state’s prisoners are put to work is as firefighters, combating the […]

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CHILD ABUSE IS BAD FOR SOCIETY AND IT IS AGAINST THE LAW

Article 17-19 ¡No Se Deje! Child abuse is an enormous problem in our society.  Child abuse includes physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse as well as neglect.  Statistics reveal that child abuse and neglect violations have been increasing for many years.  A report by the CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION CENTER indicates that in a given year […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Says Police Have No Duty To Enforce Court Orders To Protect Any Individual

Article 17-18 ¡No Se Deje! Jessica Gonzales sued the city of Castle Rock, Colorado because the Police refused to take action to enforce a court restraining order against her violent husband.  The court protective order required Simon Gonzales to stay away from her home and her children and also stated, “Police shall use all reasonable […]

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A RARE EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION CASE

Article 17-17 ¡No Se Deje! Federal employment discrimination laws are usually used to protect minority group members from unlawful treatment by employers.  These laws typically only apply to employers who have 15 or more employees.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the agency that enforces these laws. Some time ago the EEOC filed a […]

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How California Workers’ Compensation Reform (SB 863) May Affect Your Claim

Back in 2012, the California State Legislature undertook a dramatic reform of the state’s Workers’ Compensation system. The new law, SB 863, which took effect the following year, contained provisions designed to reduce costs to the employer/insurer, while offering a mix of improved benefits and unfortunate restrictions to the injured claimant. As a result, while […]

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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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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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