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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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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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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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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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San Bernardino Terror Victims Fight for Workers’ Comp Benefits

A little over a year after the San Bernardino terror attack, victims continue to struggle both physically and emotionally. County employees present at the attack must cope with the aftermath as well as the state’s complex worker’s compensation program. Many of the survivors have turned to legal support to fight compensation claim delays and denials. […]

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CITIZENSHIP AND DEPORTATION

Article 17-05 ¡No Se Deje! People that are citizens of this country because they were born here cannot be deported.  U. S. born citizens do have the right to voluntarily renounce their citizenship but it cannot be taken from them.  This is true even if they have been convicted of committing horrendous crimes including multiple […]

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LABOR LAW USED TO PROTECT CARWASH WORKERS

Article 17-03 ¡No Se Deje! Because carwash workers are among the lowest paid, least protected and most abused and exploited employees in California; the State passed a much needed protection law in 2003.  The CARWASH WORKER LAW requires carwash companies to register their businesses with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. This allows government […]

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FEDERAL COURT SAYS PEOPLE CAN VIDEOTAPE THE POLICE

Article 17-04 ¡No Se Deje! There have been many news reports about people that have been arrested for videotaping or taking photos of on-duty police officers.  Most of the time the videotaping is done by an innocent bystander that feels the conduct of the police is unlawful or improper.  The case of Rodney King illustrates […]

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